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I used to be in perfect health. YMCA and power walking. I am 54. In 2003 I woke up and the left half of my body was numb. I went to the emergency room. A Neurologist saw damage the size of a grape. He said my left arm will be slightly numb for the rest of my life. He gave me 81mg. Asprin. After a few years I became unusually tired in the afternoon. On Jan 1, 2009, I had two strange dizzy spells and I almost passed out. I immediately got a Bounding heart beat. My eyes went more blurry just as if you abruptly shut off a light switch. My arm suddenly became number but I could still play the guitar well. Doctor gave me either Plavix first or Crestor first I forgot. Anyway I was on both not at the same time. Several times I felt like I was having mini strokes over a several months. My breathing became labored. They said at ER it was anxiety. My heart still Bounding for months and not an answer, my muscle tissue began to break down getting worse every day. I felt like I had Virus-like symptoms inside my body but without the usual symptoms of a virus. My low back muscles began to get weaker. My neck muscles began to get snap crackle and pop. I could hear them snap through a Motorcycle helmet with the engine noise of my Honda scooter. I sold it. My heart went into persistent Atrial Fibrillation. My left arm was numb, but the numbness was coming and going. I felt something strange happen in my brain and heart and my left arm became more numb but this time the numbness was permanent. I heard of the Mini Maze done by Dr. Randall Wolf and he did the Mini Maze Sept. 13th 2011. He took out my appendage where 90% strokes occur. The A-fib is gone and he took me off of Warfarin which I am glad. My virus symptoms went away but now I have Mono. My question is: My muscle weakness is still present and my left arm and left hand is permanently 20 % numb. It doesn't work as well but still works pretty well. I can still play the guitar but I get tired quickly. I believe from my own research that I had a brain stem stroke or a stroke did brain stem was damaged. The brain stem controls breathing. I believe my breathing mechanism is damaged. I still don't breath well and haven't for 2 yrs. Date Nov. 3, 2011. I took a turn for the worst last night. My heart is beating a little harder, about 100 bpm within the range but is uncomfortable and my left arm got number and weaker with noticably less movement. My body feels much weaker. It's beating a little harder. It feels uncomfortable. I easily see it beating in the mirror. It's beating fairly hard and a little too fast. It's hard to do daily tasks such as laundry. I feel like my body is heading for disaster like maybe a heart failure or something bad. I am 6'1 and now weigh 137 lbs. I keep losing pounds every week. Three years ago I weighed 168. I told my family doctor of my rapid weight loss and he told me I look Fine. What do you make of this? Can anyone figure this out? Most of my doctors don't care or think all of this is in my mind. They thought the Afib was in my mind until it was proved! Date right now is Nov. 4, 2011. I am frustrated. I want my life back. I am a very young looking 54 year old guy. Almost 55. My doctors don't have a clue about all of this. Please give me your best answer or if your not sure that's OK too. Mike.
If you still have "mono", any physical activity — other than the stroking of a guitar, can be quite tiring. Breathing can be difficult at any exercise level (walking, going up steps, etc.) when you have "mono".
If you began taking any kind of supplements (vitamins, energy drinks, etc.) you should let your doctor know – or, quit taking them and see if the symptoms you are having improve.
Every day I drink two glasses of milk so I could get calcium and protein. When I drink the second glass I take one pill/ supplement called usana body rox (essentials vitamin & mineral supplement). I take this so I could grow taller but now I'm starting to wonder if it's bad for me? Like I mean it says an adult is suppose to take it 3 times a day but it does'nt say anything about a kid taking it. Does this mean it's bad for me? Can I still take it? Can I take more than one a day? But now my dad has bought me another supplement called omega-3 kids brain health. It says it's suppose to help support healthy brain and cardiovascular functions but the body rox says it maintains good health. The omega 3 kids has omega 3 fatty acids, elcosapentaenoic acid, fish oil, and docosahexaenoic acid but the body rox has alot of vitamins and minerals like vitamin d3 , vitamin b12, calcium, and magnesium. So which one should I take to grow taller? Which one sounds better? Which one will help me if i'm a 13 year old girl trying to grow taller? And how much and when should i take the supplement to grow taller?
Get informed on diet:
Http://www.presidentschallenge.org/chall… Scientifically sound fitness programs
Http://health.nih.gov/ National Institue of Health’s health info page according to body system/location, & population groups: teens, women, seniors, etc.
Http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ Linus Pauling Institute
Http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/m… National Institutes of Health, interactive grid for finding how many calories in user-selected food items, snacks or full meals.
Hi, I am 15 year old male very healthy and active, go to the gym 4 times a week and lift weights. I eat healthy, occasionally I might have a junk snack. Well anyways, I have been looking into the benefits of vitamins and how they help with skin, hair,eyes, brain, everything. I think it would be beneficial to take them everyday. I take li'l criters multivitamins (for kids)
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Vitamin A 2600IU
Vitamin C 20 mg
Vitamin D 240IU
Vitamin E 16.5IU
Vitamin B-6 1.04mg
Vitamin B-12 5.1mcg
Pantothenic acid 42mcg
this is the nutritional info for the multivitamins. My question is can I take them along with the same brands omega 3 vitamins??
vitamin c 6mg
vitamin e 1.5IU
omega-3 DHA blend 200mg
Is it dangerous to take both vitamins together everyday???
Thanks so much!
My advice? Don't take them, period. They are doing the body more harm than good – MSN
Http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid… People spend $20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements. According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . Those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK. It is false advertisements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. So it’s up to consumers to bring health concerns to light. “It’s important to understand the difference between over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements,” say Pieter Cohen, MD, an internist at Cambridge Health Alliance and instructor at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass. The FDA gets involved only after the fact, if the supplement later appears to be causing harm. By that time, the supplement may already have harmed many consumers who used it. “The burden of proof is on the FDA to determine [a supplement] is dangerous and remove it from the market,” Cohen says. Consumer complaints are the primary trigger for investigations. One recent investigation of the dietary weight-loss supplement ephedra resulted in it being banned for sale in the United States.
Example: Protein Shakes poisoning article:
China, which has repeatedly been caught exporting contaminated products, is a major supplier of raw supplement ingredients. The FDA has yet to inspect a single factory there.
We have identified a dozen supplement ingredients that we think consumers should avoid because of health risks, including cardiovascular, liver, and kidney problems. We found products with those ingredients readily available in store.
Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
Beginning in February 2008, he experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.
Everyday Health, Consumer Reports, Slate.com, CNN Health/herbal-supplements, FDA.gov for consumers protect yourself health fraud, Vogue Dec. 2010 and Vogue Feb. 2011.