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3 days ago · I swallowed half of my retainer. Please help me in Digestive Health

there is only one spot where it could get stuck. where the small and large intestines join. However, yours might not be small and if you heed the advice of the doctor and just wait and see you are pretty well off.

On a different note I recently read a story of a child, age 8, who swallowed his Apple earbud and his greatest fear was that if he put the phone too close to his body the earbud would play music inside his digestive system. I still keep trying to imagine the doctor's face when the kid told him that one.

Wed, Jan 15 9:05am · Hypothyroidism Diagnosis in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Has you doctor ordered the micro albumin test to ensure your kidneys are not leaking proteins?
If you are on Levothyroxine it is possible the stuff is harming your kidneys and your other organs.

Wed, Jan 15 9:01am · Hypothyroidism Diagnosis in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Have the test again. Some foods induce the elevated levels on the TSH test. First look up the foods that would elevate it, and look at those that lower it and examine your diet. Perhaps you inadvertently made the correction with your diet and then you were very close to borderline.

Sun, Jan 12 9:36am · Terrified: Soon to have open heart surgery, so many questions in Heart & Blood Health

Mine was almost 5 years ago. My doc claims (to my face anyway) I'm the healthiest patient he sees. I had a quad due to blockages.

The worst days are right afterward, but go to cardiac rehab, do NOT sit around after your procedure. Also, walk. If it's cold outside go to the grocery store and simply use the cart as your walker for steadiness and peruse ALL aisles, go slowly until you get your "sea legs" and can manage the entire store. Walmart, Big Lots, even the CVS is large enough to give you a great walkabout in an indoor locale.

Glad you are here, great advice found here and great encouragement.

Jun 7, 2019 · stopping Carvedilol (Coreg): When will the effects wear off? in Heart & Blood Health

Sorry to hear of your problems with those drugs. To begin increasing your distance and to improve your overall health you will need to move a bit farther each day. After my quad, July 24, 2015, I could barely stand up without fear of falling down. I used a shopping cart as a "walker" the day I left he hospital and slowly walked around the grocery store to get the items I needed immediately. Finally after a full year had passed I managed the long walk of the local Heart Walk and walked a 5K. Took me longer than everyone else, but managed it.

Have you gone to Cardiac Rehab? If not, please do so. They give you a program that will increase your endurance and monitor your progress and report it to your doctor. I too had been on those drugs, stayed on Coreg for over 3 years cuz it kept the migraines at bay and finally tapered off and no more migraines.

Your heart probably needs some supplements to strengthen it. CoQ10, Vitamin B complex, Carnitine, DRibose (yeah it's a sugar, but it is what a damaged heart needs), Hawthorne extract are all recommended for hearts. Look them up, don't just take my word for it.

Mar 28, 2019 · Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) - Let's talk in Intensive Care (ICU)

Thanks for sharing. Though I did spend 2 nights in ICU and had a really bad experience due to th particular nurse assigned to me, I did come home and now it's almost 4 years since I was there.

I do pray you are improved soon. AND yes, sometimes it is difficult to sleep in hospitals.

Feb 22, 2019 · Palpitations, R. Bundle Block and Metoprolol Effects in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I'm one of those with RBBB. Though I had one really bad repeated PVC my ablation got it back under control.

Did you have doubles or triples? I only had singles, but so often the blood bank picked up on them. I read that triples can cause death as an insufficient amount of blood is pumped and you die.

Leet me know if you did have the doubles or triples.

Feb 20, 2019 · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Maybe you should ask your doctors about supplements like Hawthorne. It is known world wide as one of the things heart patients are in need of.

Your doctors aren't wrong about a heart rate in the 40s. Again, in other countries 40 is thought to be good. The Chinese have a philosophy…we only have a certain number of beats, and after that we die. So…if you are only beating 40 times a minute your body will last far longer than those like Jim Fixx who died at age 52 and was a runner getting his heart rate up every day of his life after his dad died at age 43. BTW…Jim needed some cardiologist intervention for his blocked arteries he had not had checked out.