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Definition A bounding pulse is a strong and forceful pulse. See also: Heart palpitations Alternative Names Bounding pulse Considerations A bounding pulse can often be seen in arteries that are close to the skin. A bounding pulse may be a sign of excessive fluid in the circulation (fluid overload). A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) and bounding pulse can occur together or separately. A rapid pulse can be a symptom of arrhythmia . Common Causes A bounding pulse and rapid heart rate both occur in the following conditions or events: Anxiety Heavy exercise Fever Pregnancy Overactivy thyroid A bounding pulse can result from fluid overload due to heart failure, chronic kidney failure, and other conditions. It may also occur in aortic valve regurgitation.
Research continues to point to the link between prebiotics and calcium absorption, and food choices play an integral part in this process. Foods such as fruits and vegetables are not only full of vitamins and minerals, but certain fruits and vegetables also contain a small amount of prebiotics. As you might have heard, prebiotics support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, which promotes healthy digestive and immune systems. Fruits, vegetables, and other plants contain carbohydrates called oligosaccharides and fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS — a prebiotic — can be found in foods such as bananas, onions, garlic, and artichokes. These carbohydrates pass through the small intestine and enter the large intestine (colon), where they fuel the growth of beneficial bacteria. FOS is easily converted into short-chain fatty acids by the friendly bacteria, providing an excellent fuel source for cells lining the colon.1 An added benefit of having more short-chain ...
Medication. If you're at high risk for osteoporosis and your bone mineral density declines during treatment, there are three types of medications you can take to reduce the risk of or treat osteoporosis: bisphosphonates, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), or a targeted therapy.
The following bisphosphonates are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat osteoporosis:
Fosamax (chemical name: alendronate sodium)
Actonel (chemical name: risedronate)
Boniva (chemical name: ibandronate)
Reclast (chemical name: zoledronic acid)
Fosamax and Actonel are available as daily or weekly doses. Boniva can be taken once a month or injected once every 3 months. Reclast is injected once a year. Together, you and your doctor can decide if one of these medicines is right for you.
There are other bisphosphonates that are being studied to protect bones during breast cancer treatment. They are:
Zometa (chemical name: zoledronic acid) (this is a different formulation th...
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