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Beta Blockers 101

…subsequent cardiac events. Like any medication, beta blockers do have side effects, including: * Erectile dysfunction * Sleep disturbances * Fatigue * Dizziness * Flu-like symptoms Despite these side effects, I do prescribe beta blockers to lower high blood pressure levels. While they are not on my list of…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…spasms and helping them dilate. Unfortunately, there are many side effects of calcium channel blockers. These include: * Ankle swelling * Headaches * Dizziness * Weakness * Fatigue * Lung congestion * Nausea * Heart palpitations * Abdominal cramps * Diarrhea or constipation Talk with your physician if you…

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Heart Attack and Stroke Differences

…(vague) * Acute breathlessness * Sudden, profound fatigue * Jaw or neck pain * Pain in left arm or elbow * Abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting * Dizziness, even blackouts * Vague flu-like symptoms While symptoms vary between a heart attack and stroke, there are both similarities and differences when…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…indicated, statin drugs are complicated. For one thing, they have several severe side effects, including the following: * Muscle weakness and pain, * Dizziness, * Headaches, * Extreme fatigue and flu-like symptoms, * Swelling of the ankles, * Liver dysfunction with elevation of the liver enzymes, * Neurological…

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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

…, and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long-acting niacin (vitamin B3). Side effects also include dizziness, headache, extreme fatigue, swelling of the ankles, muscle weakness, and liver toxicity. In both men and women, statins may weaken the heart muscle…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are easy to recognize—weakness or sudden loss of control over one or more parts of the body, imbalance, dizziness, impaired vision, slurred speech or difficulty speaking—others are more subtle and challenging. People may stumble, grope for words, or have one…

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

…strengthening the muscles around ailing joints can help reduce pain. * Warning signs that you may be doing too much exercise include light-headedness or dizziness, palpitations, jaw pain, tingling or numbness in the arms, a tight feeling in the lungs, and shortness of breath (being unable to carry on a conversation…

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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…"bad food." They would report shortness of breath, fatigue with exertion, inability to keep up with comrades, palpitations of the heart, sweating, dizziness and even chest pain. This condition was eventually referred to as "Da Costa's Syndrome," named for Jacob Mendes Da Costa—the physician and surgeon…

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Exercise, But Do It Carefully

…or other functions not normally associated with fitness? If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop immediately. * Lightheadedness or dizziness * Palpitations * Shortness of breath (unable to carry on a conversation) * Jaw pain * Arm tingling or numbness * Tight feeling in the lungs (bronchospasm…

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Walking Club Check-In: How to Know If You're Exercising Too Much

…functions not normally associated with fitness? Also, If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop immediately. • Lightheadedness or dizziness • Palpitations • Shortness of breath (unable to carry on a conversation) • Jaw pain • Arm tingling or numbness • Tight feeling in the lungs…

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How to Protect Children’s Health—and Yours— in a Wireless World

…several years back in Canada when several schools were equipped with Wi-Fi. Parents and educators discovered that many children experienced headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, fatigue, and nervous system issues while in school—symptoms that “mysteriously disappeared” on weekends and school vacations…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…Throat tightness * Shortness of breath * Indigestion, or a feeling that if you could “burp” * Nausea or vomiting * Lightheadedness with exertion, dizziness or vertigo * Disproportionate sweating with activity * Sudden profound fatigue If you have any of these signs and symptoms of a heart attack, don’t…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…* Difficulty speaking and slurred speech, * Vision abnormalities: double vision or loss of vision in visual field on same side for both eyes, * Dizziness; vertigo or * Change in consciousness level. Warning Signs of Stroke in Women Stroke symptoms for women can be less traditional, and tougher to detect…

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