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This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:26am 4 Comments My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »
This is the story how a PFO caused my stroke by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:53pm My Stroke While I have remained mostly silent about this issue over this past year, I now know I must let everyone hear my message so that I can help do something to educate others. Several months ago I had a stroke. It was revealed after months of testing that it was caused by a defect in my heart from birth called a patent foramen ov ... Read on »
I am hurtin tonight by Jaime Wallace Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:22am I was so nervous for today's procedure. I have never had anything like that done to me before. So when I was checking in my hands were shaking. I had to sign my name and I could barely hold the pen. The thing I really don't like about this practice is that they take HIPAA to the extreme. Rick wasn't allowed to come back with me at all. I wa ... Read on »
Diagnosis/Symptoms by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Abdominal Pain, Long-Term Ongoing or recurrent abdominal pain, also called chronic pain, may be difficult to diagnose, causing frustration for both you and your doctor. Do your symptoms fit one of the diagnoses described in this chart? Keep reading.... Abdominal Pain, Short-Term Just about everyone has had a "stomachac ... Read on »
AN OVERVIEW OF REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Reflux oesophagitis, also known as gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the oesophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus that acts like a valve between the oesophagus and stomach. The oesop ... Read on »
A Step at at Time.... by T Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 06 Feb 2010 7:46pm The endoscopy procedure left my throat feeling so sore that I wasn't able to eat solid foods until today. Tuesday and Wednesday it was even difficult to swallow fluids so each time I had to drink anything I had to first numb my throat by sucking on throat lozenges. I looked in my throat with a flashlight to see what was going on and saw a 1" g ... Read on »
4 feet less but still the best: My Jpouch Story by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 7:49pm First, I would like to give props to my fabulous husband for coming up with the name of my jpouch story. It isn’t quite as cool as ‘No colon and still rollin’ but still kind of catchy! This is just one more thing my supportive partner does to rock my colon-less world! My initial journey with “Colin theColon” began in late 2005 when I relocated ... Read on »
Health Tips for March 19 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Health Tip: Tame Tension Headaches Tension headaches are often triggered by stress or anxiety, causing pain and muscle tension in the head and neck. Here are suggestions to help keep tension headaches at bay, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine: * Help control stress and anxiety with exercise, meditation, yoga or other ... Read on »
Candy-Like Cough Capsules May Pose Serious Risk to Young Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 05 Jan 2011 1:16am From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Emma Hitt, Yael Waknine December 22, 2010 — Accidental ingestion of benzonatate (Tessalon) by children younger than 10 years can result in serious adverse effects or death, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Benzonatate, a round, liquid-filled gelatin capsule, is approved for sy ... Read on »
HEARTBURN (REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the oesophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus that acts like a valve between the oesophagus and stomach. The oesophagus carries food from the mouth ... Read on »