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Introducing the new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Forum


We're pleased to announce the opening of a new Ask-a-Doctor Cardiovascular Disease Prevention forum where you can receive a personal answer from Dr. Lee Kirksey, MD, of the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kirksey is already answering questions in our Ask-a-Doctor Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) forum and we're pleased to open another Heart related forum as well.

The new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention forum is located at: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/261

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I am 43 years old  and have hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma and type 2 diabetes.
Currently taking medications for cholesterol, asthma, hypertension.  I was admitted to hospital--fainted,  Diagnosed with Left Ventricle Dysfunction according to Echocardiogram and 5 Ekg's  also blood work.
The report on Echo  states:   EF 77% and diastolic dysfunction.  What does this mean?  Is this condition temporary? Can it be cured?  Do I have to take meds for the rest of my life?  

While at hospital stay I was given:

Injections tid of heparin,   81mg bayer aspirin,  vasotec 2.5mg,  hctz 25 mg.  

I have had episodes of coughing, tight chest, tight throat, asthma worsened,  still they kept me on these meds.
I was treated for asthma with nebulizer @ 6 hours, and used my inhaler often.

I am home now still having the same symptoms as I did in hospital. I find myself gasping for air in my sleep.

Prior to me fainting which led me to be hospitalized, I  felt cold all over, pale, palpitations and had to defecate 5 times, urinate 4 times.  I have been dealing with IBS for 6 years now. Just feeling like I have to go rises my blood pressure and gives me palpitations.

Are the meds I mentioned above safe for me to take?  Is the Aspirin causing my asthma to worsen or the Vasotec?

Can I exercise when feeling better?  By the way my A1c is 6.1, it was 6.8 two months ago.

I have been also experiencing diabetic neuropthy-- feeling cold all over--face, eyes, arms, legs, buttocks, feet.

Pain, burning, stabbing--plus coldness in feet.  

Do you think this has to do with my heart or diabetic neuropathy.

Please help no where else to turn.

I am currently looking for a clinic to go to.

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It'd be best to post this question as a new discussion instead of onto this announcement. People will see it easier then.

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