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.
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...
As far apart as they seem, erectile dysfunction (ED) and heart disease all too frequently go together. Where you find one, you'll often find the other. In fact, ED, formerly known as "impotence," is so closely tied to heart disease that it should rank alongside high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes as prominent indicators of potential heart disease. The 2006 COBRA study in men with advanced coronary disease showed that an astounding 93% experienced ED. At the other end of the spectrum are men with risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, or high LDL cholesterol , or have coronary plaque as detected by a heart scan (signifying early heart disease but not causing symptoms like chest pain or breathlessness). How many men who simply have a heart scan score positive to any degree (meaning any score >0) have ED? Around 50%. Only in the last few years have the rules of conversation loosened sufficien...
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