Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Nancy and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section . Dr. Krusz and I answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column .
Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I bring you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.
This week's Question of the Week:
I get a headache on the left side every morning . . .?
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I had a fall back in december, went to the hospital and they said i was ok, since then i have had really bad headaches on the top left side of my head, i use to be a heavy drinker, not had a dink know since 3rd January 2010,i still smoke but trying to give them up, my headache is like a pressure been to my doctor's he said i am all right, can u please help me? Thank you, Victor.
It's possible that you're experiencing post-traumatic headaches. For more information on this type of headache, please see Post-Traumatic Headache – The Basics .
As much as we'd like to help, the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Nobody can diagnose via the Internet.
If your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note t...
Congestive heart failure - left
The goals of treatments are:
Treat the disease that is causing the heart failure
Relieve stress on the heart
Reduce risks of worsening heart failure
You should see a heart specialist. You may need to stay in the hospital when symptoms are severe.
Treatment may involve surgery or cardiac catheterization to open blocked heart arteries, medicines for high blood pressure, and lifestyle changes such as stopping drinking alcohol.
Persons with heart failure should eat less salt, avoid alcohol, and exercise moderately.
Medicines that may be used include:
Diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) or spironolactone (Aldactone) to help the body get rid of extra fluid
Beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to reduce the stress on the heart and to prevent further muscle damage and scarring
Digoxin to increase muscle strength and slow down abnormally fast ...
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