High blood pressure, poorly-controlled diabetes, not exercising enough, having a stressful lifestyle, smoking, illegal drugs and having a family history of heart problems. And probably many more besides!
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I have taken lipator for at least 20 years ... then began taking crestor. I am experiencing severe muscle cramps, my hand, feet and stomach are swollen, I have memory fog, and a sonogram showed that the left side of my heart was somewhat swollen. My cardiologist feels crestor is one of the best drugs for lowering cholesterol ... my good cholesterol runs around 60 ... bad is usually 250 or over and my tryclereritics are usually high. I turned 58 in March and am overweight. My question is there any drugs that can help lower cholesterol besides statin drugs and niacin? Thanks ...
Gentlemen: I have familial hypocholesterolemia. Runs in the family from my fathers side - he died at 54 of a major heart attack. . Am a Seventh-day Adventist and follow that lifestyle, Have been a Vegan vegetarian for decades and am lean build have low BP (typically 105/60), and exercise vigorously every day and have made it to age 78. Work as an engineer in the farm machinery area. Suffered a heart attack in 2001 and treated to a quadruple bypass. That was when I was a Professor of engineering at a high powered US university and I reckon stress in that environment was the main factor. Made excellent recovery. Now back home in Queensland and much more laid back, but even at 78 still working periodically as a consultant. After the CABG in 2001 went on a prescribed course of statins. The statins have brought down total cholesterol to around 4.2 from 6 to 8 but after some years I suffered quite a reaction to Lipitor then was prescribed Crestor + Lipidil; After two years started to get very bad hand tremors and general feelings of unease even possibly memory lapses that hadnt experienced before.. I took myself off any statins two months ago and within two days my hands resumed as steady as a rock ! Feel very fit again even if its only psychological ! Meanwhile had been reading the writings of Caldwell Esselsteyn, the Campbells China Study et al.These lead me to believe that if a person doesn t poison oneself the body can recuperate and take care of many afflictions. So that s my approach at the moment. I recognise however that now my Cholesterol has elevated back to 6.5 (LDL dominant), I am at risk. What do you think ? - Kind Regards, Graeme.
I have a question about heart rates and health in general. When I work out my heart rate seems all over the place. Today it went down to 55 and then jumped to 145 and then back down to 55 depending on how I was breathing. Is this dangerous? I feel completely fine. I thought that there might be something wrong with the machine I was using, but I tried the same thing on another machine and had similar results. One time, my heart rate went as high as 232. Also, when I sleep, my heart rate sky rockets after feeling really cold and waking up. I was told I m having panic attacks without anybody actually checking me out or running any tests. I used to be on medication for depression, but I stopped taking it because it seemed like the medication made these episodes worse. It s as if my body is thinking backwards in these situations. I m learning to just live with it, but I can t help but wonder why it happens to begin with. It doesn t seem normal. Also, my cholesterol was a little high at a health screening, so I ve cut back on dairy, and I don t eat a lot of junk food to begin with. I ve been to the doctors several times, but they just tell me my heart is healthy and sounds good. I wish people could see what s going on while I m sleeping or while I m exercising because those are the times I m really having issues. Any insight, suggestions, or advice would be appreciated.
Hi. Over the past month or so, any time I turn over to the other side in while in bed, my heart beats quickly, and I feel as though I just got finished running in a race; I have that exhausted feeling without the hard breathing. Also throughout the day, I have a shortness of breath and feel exhausted when doing anything like the laundry, making the bed, or cleaning. I have to sit down for about 10-15 minutes to rest. I also have GERD. I had an EKG, and that came back normal. I currently take 40 mg of Prilosec, and 100 mg of Zoloft. All of my bloodwork came back normal: WBC count RBC count, cholesterol, etc. I am scheduled to have a stress test, but I was wondering if it could be something else? Thank you!
Hi, I have just got my blood results back from my doctor for kidneys liver cholesterol and thyroid. All came back ok except my kidneys which is said to have slightly elevated pottasium, I take lesenopril a low dose, could that be causing the problem and is there anything I can do to lower it again?
HI, I'm a yoga teacher/massage therapist, age 35, 98 lbs. I often experience fast resting heart rate (up to 80 from a normal 72). I've been having faint chest pain of late. My cholesterol is 198, trig 77, HDL 79, LDL 104. Also I've had insomnia problems for many years now. Is it possible that I'm over excersizing and straining my heart? thanks, worried
Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...
Hi, Can you please check my blood, ecg and usg reports and let me know on which areas should I take care? Also, any suggestions on any specific diet to control the problem areas and medications if any?