This is called risk modification. If you are very good at doing all of these things, including taking any prescribed medications, such as aspirin, you should do fine. We cannot say with 100% assurance that you will not have some disease recur, but if you do everything right, you will lower the risk the and limit the chances of recurrence.
I am experiencing tachycardia after having heavy bleeding during my menstrual cycle. What should I do?
First, stop worrying. What you experienced is a very normal physiologic response. Since you lost more blood due to your heavy period, you became slightly anemic (loss of red blood cells). Since red blood cells carry oxygen, you body had to compensate to maintain blood supply to your tissues, so it increased you heart rate. You also may have been somewhat anxious during the EKG recording, and a heightened adrenaline level accelerated your heart rate. So, this anemia should correct itself slowly, and it would be helpful if you took IRON supplement for a short time. Of importance, is watch what happens to your next cycle, and if it is heavy again, then consult your GYN. Hope this was helpful.
First, let me be clear, an xray is not a very reliable method for imaging the heart. It would require additional evaluation by ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY which is very easy to do and very diagnostic. If your heart is truly enlarged there may be other treatments required. But it must be established that your heart IS enlarged by a better modality.
Nick Pfeffer M.D