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Chest Pain: The Unwanted Sequel by Jan Hasak Posted Sun 24 Jul 2011 11:33pm A month ago I landed in the Emergency Room of our local hospital due to acute pain radiating from the left side of my chest. An echocardiogram taken earlier in the day seemed to be the culprit. The logical explanation was that the E.C.H.O. technician probed too aggressively around my left rib cage. She apparently wanted to see how much p ... Read on »
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lung Disorders by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 5:25pm The MERCK Manual of Medical Information-Second Home Edition Among the most common symptoms of lung disorders are cough, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and wheezing. Less commonly, a blockage in the airways between the mouth and lungs results in a gasping sound when breathing (stridor). Problems in the lungs can also lead to coughing up ... Read on »
Intermittent third degree heart block due to stuttering inferior STEMI by Stephen Smith Posted Fri 30 Mar 2012 4:49pm A 71 year old male complained of near syncope and SOB without any chest pain.  His pulse was slow.  He was put on the monitor.  Here is the rhythm strip There is 3rd degree AV block at a rate of 48 A 12 lead ECG was recorded about 5 minutes later Sinus rhythm at a rate of 60, with a normal PR interval, and right ... Read on »
Intermittent third degree heart block due to stuttering inferior STEMI by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 02 Apr 2012 12:46pm A 71 year old male complained of near syncope and SOB without any chest pain.  His pulse was slow.  He was put on the monitor.  Here is the rhythm strip There is 3rd degree AV block at a rate of 48 A 12 lead ECG was recorded about 5 minutes later Sinus rhythm at a rate of 60, with a normal PR interval, and rig ... Read on »
Structural Disorders of Esophagus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm DYSPHAGIA Dysphagia, a common symptom in those with esophageal disorders,may arise from a multitude of causes. Dysphagia ordifficulty swallowing refers a sensation of impairment of the normalprogression of the bolus from the mouth into the stomach. Dysphagiashould be distinguished from odynophagia or pain upon swallowing. ... Read on »
When to Suspect Lyme by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:49am The most useful diagnostic reference: the “Bible” of Lyme medical literature. by John Bleiweiss, MD. The When To Suspect Lyme Disease essay: This essay, written by John D. Bleiweiss, M.D., in April, 1994 is very long, but also very comprehensive and helpful. Any doctor checking for Lyme disease would do well to read this essay first; any ... Read on »
The Elder Mother’s Pantry: A Bioregional Herbal Materia Medica for Influenza and Other Cold-Weather Ailments by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 01 Oct 2009 10:05pm This is for the October blogparty on Bioregional Cold/Flu Herbs, hosted by Rosalee of Methow Valley Herbs. As the colder weather begins to move into the northerly reaches and higher eleveations of the Western hemisphere, there’s been much talk of the dreaded H1N1 as well as other virulent strains of cold and flu. The most important action yo ... Read on »
Signs & Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Abnormal lymphocytes Chest pain Chronic fatigue Clammy feet Clammy hands Cold feet Cold hands Coughing Cranial nerve paralysis Depression Diarrhea Difficulty concentrating Dizziness Emotional liability Enlarged liver ... Read on »
EARLY LYME DISEASE HAS SIMILAR SYMPTOMS TO SWINE FLU by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 7:11pm It is interesting that the "Swine Flu" is entering the scene after the normal flu season has come and gone. However, the tick/Lyme disease and coinfection season has just begun. The symptoms of early Lyme disease are fever, headache and other flu - like symptoms. The flu symptoms can disappear after a few days to a week but that does not mean the d ... Read on »
SCIATICA – A SYMPTOM OR A DISORDER? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Tue 01 Jun 2010 6:10am           The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body.  Its diameter is about the size of a human finger.  Sciatica actually refers to pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve.  Typically the pain is felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee.  Further, sciatica usually affects ... Read on »