Patient discussion about heart

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Q. how does it feel to heart promblems

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AHeart problems may manifest as sensation of the heartbeats (called palpitations, as with rhythm problems), chest pain (usually a feeling of tightness or pressure in the chest rather than frank pain), or difficulty breathing (called dyspnea).

Other manifestations may include fainting (called syncope) either spontaneously or after exercise, edema (swelling) of the legs and various other non specific complaints.

The manifestations depend, of course, on the specific disease and the various characteristics of the patient (age, sex etc.)

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Q. What happens to my heart when I exercise?

My senior told me that exercise is good for health and especially for heart. What happens to my heart when I exercise?
A1the heart is a muscle that constructs and pump blood through our body. like any muscle it can get bigger and stronger. doing exercise is putting pressure on the heart and the heart start to react by growing.
A2When you exercise, your heart has to pump more blood to supply oxygen to your muscles. The volume of blood that your heart pumps in a minute depends on the heart rate (the number of beats per minute) and the stroke volume (the blood volume pumped by each ventricle of your heart with each beat). When you exercise, your heart beats faster and contracts more forcefully, pushing out more blood and increasing its stroke volume. During vigorous exercise, the return of blood from your veins to your heart increases, causing the ventricles of your heart to fill more fully with blood, stretching them a bit. Like other muscles, the heart contracts more forcefully if it is stretched a little before contraction. So the increase in returning blood also adds to the stoke volume by increasing the volume of blood in each ventricle and by causing the heart to beat more forcefully. By training aerobically on a regular basis, you gradually increase the volume of blood that your heart can pump in a minute.

Q. Is garlic helpful in heart ailments?

I have heard that garlic is very good for cardiac health and using in curries or cooked with foods will be helpful. I have also heard that it has anti-inflammatory substances and also helps in weight loss. Is garlic helpful in heart ailments?
AIt acts as antioxidant and reduces the amount of free radicals in your body. It’s helpful once taken raw. But the raw garlic can cause bad breadth and blistering of skin and diarrhea. So, there should be a reduced intake of raw garlic. It’s better to have garlic in a cooked up form like in curries or with vegetables. This will also give the desired benefits of garlic and the side effect of over consumption of garlic will also be reduced.

Q. What is a Heart Murmur?

My friend told me that some people have a heart murmor and it is normal. Is that possible? What is a heart murmur?
A1A heart murmur is a sound that is created by inadequate blood flow through the heart and its large vessels, for example the aorta. Some are born with a heart murmur and further testing doesn't reveal any significant problem. This is called a physiological murmur.
A2Murmurs are abnormal heart sounds that are produced as a result of turbulent blood flow which is sufficient to produce noise. This most commonly results from narrowing or leaking of valves or the presence of abnormal passages through which blood flows in or near the heart. Murmurs are not usually part of the normal cardiac physiology and thus warrant further investigations. However, they sometimes result from harmless flow characteristics of no clinical significance. Murmurs may be dangerous or innocent.

Q. How are Heart Murmurs Classified?

What are the characteristics of different heart murmurs?
A1Heart murmurs are charachterized by their location, their strength, their timing, whether or not they radiate and so on. For example, this is a sound of a heart murmur compatible with a disease called aortic stenosis-
Notice that the murmur begin with the heart sound and lasts all through the beat.
A2Murmurs can be classified by different characteristics: timing, shape, location, radiation, intensity and more. Timing refers to whether the murmur is a systolic or diastolic murmur. Shape refers to the intensity over time. Location refers to where the heart murmur is auscultated best. The general rule of thumb is that the sound radiates in the direction of the blood flow. Intensity refers to the loudness of the murmur, and is graded on a scale from 0-6/6.

Q. heart disease?

how to prevent from heart disease?
AEat well (less fat, more vegetables), exercise, don't smoke, don't drink too much, watch your body weight, and go for a check-uo from time to time.

These are good points to start with, and will keep you busy enough... You can read more here (

Take care,

Q. what should I do to prevent heart attack?

A1The American Heart Association recommends that heart attack prevention begin by age 20. This means assessing your risk factors and working to keep them low. For those over 40, or those with multiple risk factors, it’s important to calculate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years. Many first-ever heart attacks or strokes are fatal or disabling, so prevention is critical. The sooner you begin comprehensive risk reduction, the longer and stronger your heart will beat. For the full article and a quiz to test your heart health:
the abc's of preventing a heart attack: Hope this helps.
A2whooooohooo! because i have a very bad genetics in that part- i'm a bit obsessed by it.
heart problems caused by numerous things:
smoking, fat in the blood, high cholesterol, Diabetes, your genetics and some other things (but not as important as those five). you might want to check them up and prevent them from happening.
here is a tutorial about heart attacks:
and here is what to do about it:
A3There are many things that can cause a heart attack. Stress is one of the biggest factors in our society today and its hard to prevent .Yoga or other relaxing techniques can really help in that area. Omega-3 fish oils are very good for the heart function.OPC-3 plays a very good role in blood circulation and helps to prevent platlets from clogging arteries. It contains a red wine extract, grapeseed extract,bilberry and pycnogenol. If you are taking Cumidine or another type blood thinner, it is not recommended to take this product. The best thing to do is talk to your Doctor.Ask him about these natural products for prevention. Exercise and prevention are the best tools we have available to us. Healthy eating habits and maintaing a healthy weight are very important. Regular check-ups with your doctor are extremely important even if it's just a yearly physical. Take care and best wishes.
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