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Cardiovascular means anything of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels (arteries and veins) A healthy heart and circulatory system is vital to life. Ask questions here about how to keep the cardiovascular system pumping.
Newer research confirms bedsharing as a risk factor for SIDSindependently of cigarette smoking. Sleeping in a room alone also confers an increased risk when compared to babies who sleep in a crib in a parent's room. Prematurity or low birth weight. Poor prenatal care.
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Yes. After physical activity, you breathe in and let oxygen out. If you don't get enough oxygen, you will have asthma. Answer 2: It could also be a sign of a heart condition or problems with your blood pressure. Best to see your doctor to be sure.
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Sounds more like apnea. Not sure but sleep apnea is very serious. Get checked out for this. Apnea is when you stop breathing.Could be a load of things, asthma being one. Another few could be sleep apnea as mentioned above or even as severe as congestive heart failure. Get it checked.Sleep apnea is r…
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my son has a pacemaker and belongs to c.h.o.p.(CHILDRENS HOSPITAL). HIS CARDIOLOGIST WOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING IF HE FELT IT WOULD DAMAGE MY SON IN ANYWAY.MY SON HAS BEEN ON THIS FOR ABOUT A YEAR WITH REGULAR CHECK-UPS. I TRUST MY SONS DOCTOR.I KNOW WERE ALL HUMAN,I FEEL HE WOULD KNOW BEST ESPECIAL…
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Slow Heartbeat at Rest is good The slower your heart beats with activity, the better shape your heart is in. The heart beats faster in order to provide 02 (oxygen), and if your are in super physical shape, the heart will beat at a more normal pace for a given pace. At the same time, elite athletes w…
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Answer These are called palpatations. There are several reasons that can cause you to have these sensations. Stress, age, weight, diet, drug use, faulty heart valve- any number of possibilities. A doctor is the only one who could determine the cause of your symptoms. This is a cardinal sympton o…
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you probably have some type of arrhythmia. You need to go to the doctor?  A resting heart rate of 70 is still average. 50bpm is actually lower than average so you should be ok. If it goes from 50 to 70 then back to 50 quickly while you are still sitting or lying, you could just be having pvc's…
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Yes you can, however, the doctor does recommend that you avoid wearing them at night. If you do use them do not be surprised if they clot wraps around the tampon, or comes out when you go to the restroom. Tampons tend to be more clean, and less aggravating. You can always try it, and if you don't li…
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I assume you mean you are asking why your heart would race for no apparent reason, when you are at rest and not exercising. It could be a panic attack, but you would probably recognize that in other ways (a general feeling of fear). Perhaps a heart flutter from caffeine? Everyone dreams every half h…
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Yes, but... Yes, it is possible to feel pulses all over your body. However, if you have recently become more aware of your pulses in your head, it might be a good idea to have your blood pressure checked.
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Blood in your bowel movements after a myocardial infarction (heart attack) can be caused by a variety of issues. One, if you received heart catheterization and/or antiplatelet medications (blood thinners), they can cause bleeding from your GI tract, which is a side effect and not normal. If your my…
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Answer That depends on if you are active or resting. You resting heart rate may also depend on a number of factors. If you are basically fit and in the proper weight range, your resting heart rate is likely to be in the 70-80 bpm range. Answer For exercise, you can find an approximate max heart …
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Yes, Marijuana damages the heart by making it work faster. This increased heart rate is as an associative symptom of anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia which are the effects of Marijuana. Re: Raising your heart rate does not necessarily mean damage. Caffeine and exercise will do this. No medical l…
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The average resting heart rate in children starts high and continues to decrease until the normal adult range of 60-100. The normal range for an 8 year old at rest is about 70-110. With exercise, however, this can increase to 200.
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You will have poor blood circulation throughout your body, primarily your legs. The heart acts as a forward pump. The deoxygenated blood comes in through the right side, so the enlarged right side will create less efficiency. Because of the lack of blood flow to the legs, you will probably have clau…
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According to the Library of Congress' "Everyday Mysteries" section (refer to the link, below), sneezing does not cause the heart to stop. NO. This is a myth. Your heart does not stop when you sneeze. Follow the related link with information from the American College of Cardiology for the truth beh…
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Answer If you're still around to read this , you should go to the ER. At least call your MD, (who will tell you the same thing)It could just be angina (chest pain) of it could be a full on heart attack. Bottom line you won't know until they run an EKG and check your cardia enzymes...JUST GO. D…
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ASK YOUR DOCTOR!  yes. there are no concerns with salt water pools. my advice would be to cut back on salt in your diet (obviously) and exercise as often as possible (even if it is sex.. I'm serious!!!!). if you've been avoiding swimming because of the salt water... make up for the time you've…
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Answer You should follow your doctor's advise when it comes dealing with low blood pressure. If you are currently not having any symptoms of low blood pressure (i.e. feeling faint) then you are likely on the right track and you should stick with what you are doing. If you are experiencing these s…
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No. Even a large amount of protein shakes should not, assuming that your diet is otherwise complete. Remember that pure whey protein shakes are not a replacement for a meal, only a supplement and should not be used as a sole source of nutrition. Be sure to consume other sources of food.However; if y…
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Answer Caffeine is a stimulant which will cause an increase in heart rate. This increase should just be temporary, like the increase during exercise. Usually with an increase in HR, there is an increase in BP. As for severely increase, it shouldn't but it will depend on how much caffeine your tal…
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Answer hello, i just has a mic\scarriage on nov. 8th 2006. most likely u have already had a one. with mine there was alot of pain ,bleeding, and bloodclots. Answer It is highly likely you are having a miscarriage. But it can be incomplete even though the pains reduce. Because there is the…
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I believe the heart can be compressed without outright failure, but anything that impedes the heart's motion is extremely dangerous. The heart cannot be outside the rib cage unless the rib cage were to be suddenly torn away in some sort of accident. Liasdaughter agrees and adds: The heart also ca…
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Answer If you are in poor physical condition your heart may race and pound when you do even light tasks. It could also be something medical, such as thyroid imbalance or some other condition. Or, it could be nothing. Answer If you feel lightheaded along with that, it's because your blood pres…
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Answer There is no way to predict something of that nature as individuals differ in gender (obviously), size, age, physical condition, etc. The heart rate for an adult is 60-100 beats per minute with the average being 72. A rapid heartbeat can be caused by any number of reasons, some common ones …
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Answer 220 minus your age. Therefore if you are 30 220-30=190 However there are various other methods of calculation. It also depends on what exercise you are doing and how fit you are already. check out this website. Answer in US Navy SEALs heart rates above 200bpm have been measured on…
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Exercise can help you lose weight, build muscle, and feel better.
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It's because your blood vessels are no longer protected by estrogen.
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Answer Probably not. Be sure to consume other foods in addition to Gatorade. Gatorade is somewhat high in sodium. 8 ounces contains 5% of your daily sodium requirements, about as much as is found in a glass of milk.
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Answer I had similar pains and it turned out to be anxiety. Don't take chances, this answer may well be wrong and might be the result of your 911 call. GO SEE A DOCTOR! Answer A very high percentage of these symptoms are due to anxiety. However, I agree with above the poster and you should be…
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I think it has something to do with circulation. Heart rate is related to metabolic rate. Metabolism slows as you get older. as stated above heart rate is related to metabolic rate, you also have less muscle mass as you age and cellular respiration slows down meaning you cells need less O2 and creat…
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Answer Children 1 to 10 years, normal heart rate is 70-120 beats per minute. Children 10 and older, normal heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute. A child's heart normal heart rate can vary, for example, a smaller child may have a slightly faster rate. A newborn has a normal heart rate of 100-17…
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it depends on what your age is for example if your eighty two or something your heartrate will be about up to 72 beats per minutue....and if you are 4 or five or even you have a newborn then about 100-140 beats per minite.... thank you for reading this! -IM a doctor so that's why i know this Inform…
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Exercise can help you extend your living years. It can help your circulatory system, and reduce the amount of fat buildup in your blood. It can also help your brain refresh its memory. exercise
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Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which it becomes inflamed and works poorly. If this is caused by a virus it is called viral cardiomyopathy. There are three major forms of the disease: dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form. The heart …
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Answer Elevated BP can cause the nausea and dizziness. Get that condition under control as soon as possible and the rest of it will probably take care of itself.
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Answer This could be bad. First, are you doing a lot of caffiene or something else that would 'speed you up'? If so, cut back or eliminate it and see if it helps. It also could be related to anxiety or hypoglycemia (not eating enough). If you can't figure it out, you need to talk to your doctor. …
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Left Atrial Abnormality is a finding on electrocardiograms (EKG). It is suggestive but not diagnostic of an enlarged left atrium, the chamber receiving blood from the lungs. The most common cause of a big left atrium is high blood pressure but it is by far not the only cause. Other causes include m…
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Answer The atria are found in the heart, the two small chambers at the top. In heart failure LVF LEFT VENTRICULAR FAILURE blood doesn't flow round heart properly so this chamber of the heart doesn't work well
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Left atrial abnormality is commonly caused by high blood pressure and the left heart failure. This abnormality means that the left atrium is slightly enlarged under EKG.
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Answer Of course not! No way! You need to find out the reason why you have the abnormality (is it genetic? damage to the heart?). Then you can work out what is the best way to manage your condition. A doctor can tell you more in depth. Only if it's mitral valve failure. That can cause many t…
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No, it is definitely not a "death sentance". It would depend on the nature of the abnormality. Generally speaking - a ventricular problem would be much worse because of the amount of work they do in pumping blood to the lungs and around the body. The atria on the other hand just fill the ventricles,…
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The average heart rate is about 10-30 bpm when a kid is not running or has not just ran .What? Are you nuts? Dump this site for answers. You are in need of a pacemaker if your heartrate is 10-30 bpm.
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Exfoliate. By exfoliating, you are removing the top layer of skin and it gives the hairs a chance to grow out instead of growing in under that skin. So by scrubbing your legs in the shower each time, you should reduce the numbers of ingrown hairs you get. Once you get an ingrown hair, use tweezers…
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As a layman what I know is that the normal heart rate of anyone aged 10+ is defined as 60-100 bpm, although there have been some studies suggesting lowering the top number to 85 for men and 90 for women (who usually have a slightly higher heart rate). I also know that children usually have a higher…
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Answer If a mammalian heart is removed, it will continue to beat for hours, providing that an adequate supply of warm oxygenated fluid of sutable composition is supplied to the muscle through the coronary vessels from the aorta. The origin of the heart-beat is independent from the rest of the bod…
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Successful inter-human allotransplants have a relatively long history; the operative skills were present long before the necessities for post-operative survival were discovered. Rejection and the side effects of preventing rejection (especially infection and nephropathy) were, are, and may always be…
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Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that diffuse water into vital cells. As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the blood serum is filtered and injected into important cells th…
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That is basicly just the sound of your heart beating, nothing more, nothing less. If you sit or lie down in a certain way, sometimes you can hear it. Answer I'm not aware of this being a symptom of high blood pressure, but it is a typical symptom of a blocked or bent Eustachian Tube. It could …
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It is not necessary. To become a cardiovascular surgeon, a physician must hold the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree or the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, be a licensed physician, and complete specialized residency and fellowship training. A plain old DO or MD with the proper training …
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I have found that Hawthorne berries helped remove the build-up of plaques. Also for long-term prevenention and maintenance alfalfa sprouts/leaves, etc. are supposed to help. I quit eating foods cooked in heated oils and stopped virtually all use of processed oils -- even organic cold-pressed -- Use …
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Determining If Heart Flutters Are Harmless Or Signify An Underlying Problem If It Doesn't Happen Often And What Types Of Food Can Cause This? All people will experience "heart flutters" or "skipped heartbeats." These are not really skipped heartbeats, but they feel like it. My husband has "At…
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A little higher than expected. Young females generally have blood pressures of 90-100/50-60.
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Lose weight, eat less salt, drink lots of water, stop drinking soda. Stay away from cured meats, canned goods, and boxed food. Exercise daily. Avoid stressful situations. Avoid traffic.
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Top Number in Blood Pressure That is the pressure the blood is at when your heart pumps. Basically it's the highest pressure your blood reaches in your body. aka: Systolic pressure
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the pressure in the heart during diastole (when it is not beating)
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Grain alcohol, which is actually ethanol alcohol. Ethanol is composed of two carbons surrounded by hydrogens with an O-H group on the end.
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Answer Yes. Note: The pulmonary artery carries blood away from the heart to the lungs.
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If you get some psychological help, get on a good diet and exercise (according to your doctor's specifications) then you can add most of that 20 years back onto your life. If you don't turn over a new leaf health-wise very soon you could suffer a stroke (lose your speech, use of your arm and leg on …
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60-100 beats per minutea healthy human's heart beats about 80 times a minute.for men it is 64 - 72 beats per minute. for women 72 - 80 beats per minute.
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A human body contains about about 5 liters of blood (a little more than one gallon). The heart will continuously pump this amount of blood throughout the cardiovascular system (throughout the body) and through each side of the heart one time each minute. Of course, the amount of blood actually held…
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No, it is not dangerous. A normal heart rate falls between 60-100 bpm for a normal person. Chances are you were experiencing anxiety at only 112 bpm. If you reduce your stress and anxiety and your heart rate remains over 100 bpm, that is considered abnormal, but in of itself not dangerous. A medical…
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Answer It's Marcy and I don't usually post on top, but wanted you to see my reply. I actually owe you an apology because the 2 posts left on the board (one of them being mine) were confusing and left you feeling as if it was you were thought had the drinking problem. I didn't think you were…
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Yes, and although I'm a smoker (trying to quit) and many people find it a disgusting habit I find chewing tobacco is worse. Also by chewing tobacco your heart rate just doesn't go up, but it discolors your teeth (worse than smoking) and if you have a mustache or beard it can leave an ugly amber stai…
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Cardiovascular diseaseDepending on the age group. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA states that Motor Vehicle Crashes are the number on killer in the United States of America. 2009 data 33,963 deaths. Average per day for one year is 93 persons each day in the United States die in Motor V…
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Peripheral cyanosis in the neonate is the result of sluggish tissue perfusion. The smaller baby lacking fat may use spasm of the capacitnece vessels in the limbs and blood sequestrion in the non capacitance vessels of the skin a sa method of preserving core temperature. As such this can be a normal …
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Answer There are agents such as antioxidants that you can have in foods like blueberries, spinach and things like that. For other sources, the best thing to do is to check with your doctor.
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High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms. the symptoms are usually mild and nonspecific For that reason, high blood pressure is often called "the silent killer." People who have high blood pressure typically don't know it until their blood pressure is measured in a routine check up or …
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Thyroid hormones have far more than just three effects on the body. Two major ones are (1) the upregulation of an electrolyte pump called the sodium-potassium pump and (2) synergism with the sympathetic nervous system.
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Answer I believe in most cases when you are experiencing any type of noticeable chest pain or pain that radiates to the left arm; you should seek immediate medical attention.
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Exertion on the body causes the need for blood to be circulated at a faster rate - thus the heart rate increases to make this happen. This can be a good thing.Before exercise your heart rate might increase in anticipation of the exercise.
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In general: The heart muscle and the general cardiovascular system become more efficient. The exercise also helps the body to build muscle and burn fat. Unless you have arthritis or some other condition which restricts your tolerance to exercise, there are no negative side effects of exercise. Short…
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The symptoms of a viral infection are known to us all. Fever, tiredness, runny nose, sore throat, sore body etc. The sore body is sore muscles which is a myositis (inflammation of skeletal muscle). Happening at the same time is often a myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle). This is very common …
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An inferior wall mycardial infarction is a heart attack involving the inferior portion of the left ventricle, and in many cases the right ventricle. This is caused by occlusion of the right coronary artery. This can also indicate ischemia (poor oxygenation) of the AV node and bundle of HIS, as these…
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Answer Yes, but blood pressure can change quickly. My husband had great readings for his blood pressure and also the best cholesterol readings our doctor ever saw. I had noticed last year my husband was very lethargic and just not himself. Considering he'd had a thyroid operation several yea…
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It's possible that you have high blood pressure. Make sure to have it taken.   Wax build-up can cause this and you should have your doctor clean out your ears anyway. Tinnitus is also another cause. Sometimes it's the way you may sleep on your pillow (pressing your head down on the pillow dur…
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What you're asking about is often called a Blood Pressure Cuff. To use the cuff, wrap it around the arm, just above the elbow and secure it. Some have catches, others use Velcro. Then pump up the pressure in the cuff until you have cut off circulation to the arm. Next, use a stethoscope to listen …
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Music has been found to "tame the savage beast" so why not lowering blood pressure or stress in general! Some individuals may prefer soft and calming music while others may find that heavy metal; rock; soft rock, etc., soothes them. The individual has to find what is the most soothing to them and …
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Answer primary prevention for high blood pressure is educating people who are high risk on how to avoid high blood pressure. secondary prevention is screening for those who may have high blood pressure and intervening early before its too late.
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The main causes of high blood pressure are poor diet and stress
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PAC stands for a Premature Atrial Contraction Atrial refers to the Atrium which is one of the two upper chambers of the heart where blood is received from the blood vessels and pumped into the lower chambers of the heart called the Ventricles. Contractions in this context are the beats of the hear…
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The Admiral virus is a trojan that is frequently referred to as Admiral.334 or DOS/Admiral.334. The Admiral virus can allow a hacker to gain total access to your PC, which can cause your PC to behave unexpectedly. The virus can lead to system instability and loss of data.
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Basic nursing procedures include oxygen therapy, IV therapy, NGT care, catheterization, and such... can anyone answer this question broader? Nurses are often called the eyes and ears of the doctor. They do every physical demand the doctor tells them to. They are responsible for feeding patients, cl…
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Blood clots can be implantation bleeding There can be very tiny small clots. it's alright though no harm done. because i had that whenever i had implantation bleeding! Answer I didn't but every girl is different Implantation can look different to any other girl who has it. Implantation bleeding is…
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I would say yes and no because it is a type of drug and it can a variety of effects on your body or system, some good and some bad. It is a stimulant that affects the brain and the heart for instance. It is an addictive drug and like any drug, in overdose it can cause problems (headache, tremor, et…
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A heart attack happens when you eat too much junk food. The heart pumps blood giving oxygen to all parts of the body, including itself. When one of the blood vessels gets blocked, it can't give oxygen to any place beyond it. That part of the heart that doesn't get oxygen, begins to die. That is call…
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If you are contemplating the surgery or are waiting for someone to recover, know this: In asthma the muscles that would normally allow you to breathe fine will not relax properly. The proper levels of magnesium in the muscle tissues will allow these muscles to relax. Magnesium is a mineral easily a…
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Garlic isn't that great. You would have to have massive amounts. The best way to lower cholesterol, is to cut way down on cheese, butter, eat low-fat yogurts, drink skimmed milk. A glass of red wine three or four times a week can help, and recent research has shown that a small handful of good qual…
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What is your maximum heart rate? To figure out your heart rate at any age you must subtract your age from 220 if your male and from 226 if your female. For a 15 year old the normal heart rate should be around 205. That number will be your maximum heart rate. In one minute, for a healthy teen your…
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Answer a) Well, one reason is that it was a common European perception at the time. Much like the "pioneers" or "settlers" who first came to America... they fought "savages" as well. We as a human population tend to dehumanize anyone we want to conquer or abuse, so that we can justify the actions…
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Answer Jesuss' blood was shed to get rid of our sins every one should read this so our sins would be forgiven Answer This is my blood of the New Testament which is shed for many" (Mark 14: 24). "This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you" (Luke 22: 20). "This is my…
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The vertebral artery carries blood from the heart to the brain. An enlarged vertebral artery is usually caused by an accumulation of plaque that narrows the amount of blood flow to the brain causing memory loss or dizziness. An enlarged vertebral artery can also cause a sense of fullness near the ea…
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Some researchers believe that the initial cause for atheroslerosis stems from some type of bodily response to injury: such as damage to the tunica intima (of the blood vessel) caused by ingestation of poison, hypertension, a bacterial infection, or even damage caused by a physical blow. The irrita…
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6-12 mm Hg is the normal value for a pulmonary wedge pressure.
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A "stEnt" is placed in an artery to keep it open, where it previously was blocked by corornary disease. I have never heard of a STENT becoming disloged from a fall, but you should definitely ask your surgeon if this is possible. <<ADR>>
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Stress and anxiety lead to rapid breathing, and when the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is reduced, it can lead to dizziness and further panic. Any underlying cause should be treated, and doctors may recommend psychological therapy and/or breathing training if this persists. (see related lin…
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18-20, but lower with parents permission. Many guys doctored their birth certificates to get in the service. Basic requirements for entry, vision, hearing, heart, disease history. It was relatively quick process. They where Americans greatest generation, they served without hesitation, suffered grea…
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immediate and brief vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in the injured area; they quickly dilate; redness, warmthyes it does if you want you can go to a local pharmacy or drug store and look at ibuprofen and it says anti inflamatory
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These could be symptoms of flu or even food poisoning.
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