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Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

Should I go to my doctor or the ER for my atrial fibrillation symptoms?

A:

If you are experiencing symptoms from your atrial fibrillation, such as shortness of breath or palpitations, you should review these with your health care provider. If your symptoms are mildĀ are you areĀ able to function well and perform your daily activities with little effect from your atrial fibrillation, you can likely visit your physician to address your symptoms. However, if you are feeling unwell from your atrial fibrillation symptoms and have moderate to severe shortness of breath and palpitations, you should consider visiting the ER to get your heart rhythm restored to normal as soon as possible.

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Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How do I know if I'm having a COPD flare?

A:

People with COPD can have flares of the disease which bring increased symptoms and usually require treatment. Signs of a COPD flare include increasing coughing, shortness of breath and change in the amount or colour of mucus that is being produced by your cough. You should see your doctor if you notice these symptoms.

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Dr. Jason Rivers

Dr. Jason Rivers

MD, FRCPC,
Dermatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is the rate of skin cancer increasing?

A:

Skin cancer rates are on the rise, and remains the most common type of cancer for people today. There are a few things that are likely adding to the incidence of skin cancer, and these may include tanning beds as well as increased exposure to the sun.

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