A light smoker may get addicted to the habit and it may become often than occasional. it is suggestive to quit smoking completely. heart disease might not be always related to smoking. diet and genetics also play a role. so only smoking might not lead to heart disease. follow a healthy lifestyle, with good diet and physical exercise.
I was actually worrying if i got a heart disease or something, coz i noticed these signs reoccuring: 1. sweaty palms, my palms sweat like all the time 2. chest pain , i am experiencing chest pains, i can t explain it, like something pointed object hit my heart 3. when i yawn, my body aches like hell then. 4. not-so-black lips. please, do help me, i don t want people to know if ever i have this kind of disease, i will have it medicated without their consent or whatever. thank you so much for the help. godspeed.
Hi Respected doctor, My sister in law is 62 years and general medical specialist referred her to cardiologist for stress thalliumtest/debulleaine plus minusCA-RP. She is diabetic for the last 22 years. We consulted the cardiologist who after seeing the history and on going treatment first conducted TMT and then advised and carried out angiography, Angiography report is as under HTN, DMII, CA-DOE, TMT moderately positive(21/03/11) and CAG-Triple VesselDisease(22,03.11) Past History k/c/o DMII 22 yrs on reglar Medicine , HTN since 20 yrs on regular medicine No H.o RHD/BA.TB/ other chronicillness angio graphy report as follows Lmca normal LAD MID AND DISTA lad-SEVERE CALCIFICATION,LONG TUBULAR 70 PERCENT Stenosis Ds normal LCX Co Dominent Vessel OMs-OMI-Diffused Diseased RCA Dominent Vessel- Mid RCA 75 percent stenosis PLV/PDA-Normal LV ANGIO NOT DONE FINAL DIAGNOSES CAD, Triple Vessel Disease DMII,TMT POSITIVE (MODERATELY) RECOMMENDATION Stress Thallium for Inducible Ischemia. Now we are advised to go in for Thallium Test. Kindly advise whether Thallium test only as recommended by medical specialist should have been carried out before Angiography or the cardiologist has used his discretion as we are laymen and did not know about thallium test . If thallium test was not available in cardiologists clinic/hospital why he did not refer us to another hospital where Nuclear Science test facility for Thallium test was available. ALso we shall be grateful for the correct advice at this stage to safeguard the interest of the patient ,.REGARDS
My mean red blood cel distrib.width is flagged above normal range 14.2% this is constantly the case along with ESR. reading of 32mm/h above normal range. I am getting gripping pain in my chest and top of right arm. BP slightly raised and breathlessness on climbing stairs. My Father died aged 59 with heart disease/angina his Mother at 62 yrs.old and his Brother at 57 yrs. old n ot heavy smokers or greatly overweight and all virtually non drinkers. I am concerned my symptoms are being passed of as polymyalgia rheumatica and was given steroids on and off for past 4 yrs. they do stop the painful joints but on stopping them after 2-3 wks and in pain in every joint. I am 58 yrs. old probably a stone and half over weight but still try and keep active..walking lots and light exercise and good diet.Should I insist on further tests for heart disease? many thanks Patricia
Problem: Erectile Dysfunction. I am 46-years old and on my 12th week of a smoking cessation program. I took Chantix the first two weeks and have been using Nicorette Lozenges on an as needed basis since. My wife also started the program with me, and both of us had been smokers for approximately 30-years. During the first four weeks, sex was no problem, and hadn't been a problem prior to quitting the cigarettes. Starting around the fifth week and up till now I can no longer maintain an erection during intercourse. The good news is that I still wake up with a pretty good erection sometimes but morning usually isn't the greatest time to wake the wife up for a romp in the hay. Everything I've read about ED and smoking runs contrary to what I am experiencing now. Could it be the Nicorrette? Why am I going through this and what can I do about it? Is it normal for someone to experience ED after they have quit smoking and how long does it last?
I have a smell of burning in my nose, a bit like cigarette smoke. It has lasted about 3 to 4 weeks, some days worst than others. I m 36, my height is 5 9 and I m about 14 stone. I don t smoke and I m never around people who smoke. Should I be worried?
Hello, I have switched over to electronic cigarettes and am experiencing something I have not read about involving them. The Juice I am using is Propylene Glycol(PG) based and ever since I have been using this I have been coughing a lot as well as coughing up a clear-like mucus from my lungs. I had a cough about a week before I purchased the electronic cigarette and thought at first that it simply has not come to pass until I decided to stop using my electronic device as I began getting headaches due to coughing so violently. The symptoms ceased momentarily, or at least to the point that I now know that the electronic cigarette's vapor is the cause(PG). Am I allergic to PG? Should I switch to Vegetable Glycerin based liquids? Or is it simply that with excess vapor in the lungs I inducing coughing? Thank you for reading.
Hi i am a smoker, between 10 and 15 a day, and i have noticed that, especially when i go to bed, i get wheezy. At 15, i am now 40, a locum told me i was asthmatic although i have never had an asthma attack in my life and take no medication. I do a physical job and excerise quite a lot and notice no breathlesness then but whilst having sex, i am afraid!!, i am breathless after a relatively short period of time. In the mornings normally after two or three cigarettes i cough up a mucus, not a huge amount, that borders between clear and light yellow in colour, are these symptoms just due to smoking or could it be something more serious, i am trying to quit!!
My husband is experiencing dizziness , tinnitus , and sinus congestion, most markedly dizziness, for several days now. Worst in the morning but not gone by evening. He has had these episodes before lasting a week or less usually. He uses an...