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Good Afternoon, my wife and I live in the northeast, in

Good Afternoon, my wife and I live in the northeast, in western New York (upstate.) She has been diagnosed since birth with Pulmonary Atresia and Tetralogy Fallot. I've been doing some research on some healthy and natural things a person could do to increase heart health and I came across Omega 3 Fatty Acids and also DHA and EPA. My question is, if she takes double the recommended amount daily (1,000 mg is the recommended amount) at 2000 mg of DHA and EPA each and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, will this have noticeable healing effects with the conditions she's dealing with or could it end up being really bad for her or will it not matter if she does this?Thanks for your care concern and expertise in this matter!

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Hello Dr. Love, I find that I have a few more questions

Hello Dr. Love,I find that I have a few more questions for you concerning my character's heart condition.The hospital that the child would be admitted to would be the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at MMC. The following is a list of the heart conditions that they, along with MMC's Cardiovascular Institute, diagnosis and treat.This means, at least for my story which I need to be as realistic as possible before the fantasy starts, has a hiccup. If this hospital is so very well equipped, which it seems to be, why would they send my character away?Is there something, not listed here, that my character could suffer from, or some rare complication, that would require the staff at this hospital to send her to Boston Children's Hospital instead?Thank you again for your help.-------Congenital heart disease is a heart defect or structural problem that is present at birth. Congenital defects can range from holes between chambers of the heart to the absence of one or more heart chambers or valves. Types of congenital heart defects we treat include:Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) – Abnormal blood flow between two of the major arteries connected to the heartAtrial septal defect (ASD) – A hole in the part of the septum (heart wall) that separates the atria, the upper chambers of the heart. A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common ASD.Ventricular septal defect (VSD) – A hole in the part of the septum (heart wall) that separates the ventricles, the lower chambers of the heartAtrioventricular (AV) canal defect - Occurs when there's a hole between the chambers of the heart and problems with the valves that regulate blood flow in the heart.Valvular defects – The valves control the heart's blood flow and can have the following types of defects:Stenosis (thickening or narrowing) which prevents the valve from fully opening (pulmonary valve stenosis is the most common valve defect)Atresia which occurs when a valve doesn't form correctly and lacks a hole for blood to pass throughRegurgitation which occurs when a valve doesn't close completely so blood leaks back through the valveTetralogy of Fallot – A complex heart defect that is a combination of four different defectsArrhythmias – Heart rhythm abnormalities caused by disturbances in the heart's electrical system (Brugada syndrome is one such arrhythmia that is a hereditary disease)Cardiomyopathy – Disease of the heart muscle (this can be genetic or acquired)Coronary artery fistulas (CAF) – An abnormal connection between a coronary artery and the right side of the heart or pulmonary arteryPulmonary hypertension –A type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heartCyanotic Ventricle or “Blue Heart” – An abnormal blood flow resulting in low blood oxygen levels. Related conditions include single ventricle, hypo-plastic left heart syndrome, and transposition of the great arteries or “TGA”Acquired heart disease is a condition that develops sometime during childhood. Types of acquired heart disease include:Kawasaki disease – An inflammatory disease that affects the tissues of the heart and blood vesselsRheumatic heart disease – Caused by the same bacteria that causes strep throatInfective endocarditis – Infection of the lining of the heart chambers and heart valves (endocardium) caused by bacteria entering the bloodstreamCardiomyopathy – Disease of the heart muscle (this can be acquired or genetic)

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My fingernails are curving downward a lot an the tips of my

My fingernails are curving downward a lot an the tips of my fingers seem to be broadening. Looking those symptoms up it seems to be "clubbing nails". I discussed this with my m.d. And he ordered chest X-ray and blood work, but then told me to come back to him in 6 months. I do seem to have some breathing problems after 50 years of smoking (not severe). I looked up this aspect and it indicated that clubbing is not usually associated with COPD. So is 6 months too long to wait for follow up ? That is my main ? Now. Thank you.

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I was cleaning behind the tv tonight, about 3 hours ago, and

Hello, I was cleaning behind the tv tonight, about 3 hours ago, and I brushed across a dead spider and some eggs sacks. I do not know if the spider was dead or I killed it. I do not know if the spider bit me. I did not feel any sharp pain, although now my hand is a bit sore, either from a bite or from messing with the equipment behind the tv, or just in my imagination. I will include a video link below. The area in question is the skin between my thumb and the side of my hand. The webbing part. Does it look swollen or any signs of a bite? Thanks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SmXFwtxjVs

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Wife and I have itchy anus for about four months now, About

Wife and I have itchy anus for about four months nowJA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?Customer: About four months I use rectinol tends to sootheJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: We both had clamindia in March caused by me, both been treated and cleared

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I used drugs a year ago when I was intoxicated will I pass

I used drugs a year ago when I was intoxicated will I pass my hair follicle test?JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?Customer: 10 panel drug test the test is 2 weeks from nowJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No

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I have a friend that has pain off and on in his left groin

I have a friend that has pain off and on in his left groin area pretty low and he had a Ultra sound and they said its nothing and his blood was was really good. One test said poor visibility of prostate. This has been going on about 5 months but its getting worse and the last two weeks have been hard for him to work. Today he said its swollen in that area. Any idea what this could be? He said he starts sweating when he gets this pain.

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I tried to overdose on meloxicam 15mg. I took about 19 whole

Hello, I tried to overdose on meloxicam 15mg. I took about 19 whole ones and then I took 2 extra strength excedrin. I didn't die, but I did wake up, with some serious discomfort in my stomach, with a sharp abrupt pain that was in my back (kidney region), a little under my chest as week as in the middle of my back. Was this enough tablets to cause serious damage

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Is it possible for your liver enzyme to improve in 6 days by

is it possible for your liver enzyme to improve in 6 days by eating right and drinking lots of water and not diet drinks, see I'm a recovering alcoholic and had liver damage 5 years ago and haven't drank in 5 yrs, I had a benign lesion with no signs of serosis 2yrs ago, but I've been on cholesterol medicine for that long and have liver spots again my skin is itching again, my blood work was stable in gJune but I'm worried I have serosis, but like a year ago the the said there's nothing seriously wrong with any organ in my body, will I be ok?

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