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 What's up with my heart?
A few days ago i had this pain in my heart. It felt like someone was stabbing it when i laughed/cried/sneezed or took deep breaths and sometimes it felt like it was doing flips. It hurt all day and ...


 Is 107/58 with a pulse rate of about 55 bpm a healthy blood pressure reading for a 16 year old girl?
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 I want to know what's the difference between an EKG and an ECG? I'm scheduled to take the latter.?
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 I'm getting my blood tested tomorrow to check my cholesterol. will they look for drugs such as marijuana in it?
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 I have heart pain during deep breath?
a few week later i had heart pain when i take deep breath and i consulted a doctor(homeopathy) he checked with Stethoscope and said i had palpitations and gave some tablets. But now i m having pain ...


 Can you still love with a pacemaker?
this might sound stupid.... but please ...


 Do heart problams run in family?
I never new my mum or her side of the family when i was growning up and after finding them i found out my sister has heart problems and she just told me today my mum has found out she has something ...


 is 140/90 super high for blood pressure.. (more details inside)?
i was at the doctors yesterday and when they took my blood pressure they said it was 140/90. i asked her if that was good and she said it was high.

i don't work in the medical field ...


 A friend's husband is going to the hospital tomorrow for a heart procedure.?
The doctor intends to install a stent, but depending on what he finds, might have to do open heart surgery. These are all the details I have. I am just wondering if this is NORMAL? We live in an ...


 My mother is hypertension, I want to know how to lower blood pressure? Thank you!?
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 Is it possible to die of a broken heart?
and if so, than why am I still walking? Because I feel my soul has been stolen from me, what now?
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 why my girlfriend's heart always beats fast?
my girlfriend has a very weak body n sometimes she throws up,she always looks for pills and doctors and tests but they said there is nothing wrong with her,her heart beats fast even without being ...


 recipes to help lower blood pressure?
Hi I have high blood pressure , I am on medication but I also want to help lower it through my food intake. Can anyone recommend any good websites that do recipes which can help manage blood pressure?...


 do i have heart problems or am i unfit?
Ok i am 40lbs overweight, i ran 150m well there abouts when i say ran i jogged realy anyway during that 150m in my chest i had throbbing pains i could feel my heart beating fast and everytime it ...


 Is something wrong with my heart?
I am a 47 yr female, with heart disease on both sides of the family. My mother had stints at 48. The problem is my heart feels as though it is flipping over in my chest. Several times a day. My neck ...


 Does high cholestrol cause high blood pressure?
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 Can someone that has a heart condition still play sports?
My friend has a heart problem and can't play sports even though she is really good. I am very sad for her and want to know if there is anything she can do about it. Please help....


 Can hot bath help lower blood pressure?
My blood pressure has benn so high that the meds don't ...


 Is there a more effective treatment for my erratic heartbeat than what I'm currently receiving?
I am 55 and have been under treatment for an erratic heartbeat since I was in my late 20's. However, the treatment I'm presently receiving - 320 mg. of Inderal per day plus 1.5 mg of Xanax -...


 heart and arm pain ? plaease help?
I keep on gettin heart pain and upper arm pain in my left arm
im kinda gettin scared now about it ...
any ideas on wat it is??...



Hey
How bad is it if my blood pressure is 180's over 130's?
I also have kidney problems so I think I should prob be more cautions to not do any more damage to my kidney's. Any opinions/suggestions?
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I'm sure that i read it right...it was just in the 170' s over 110's yest. w/ the school nurse and it matched my bp machine
                      









Trilliontechnic
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blood has pressure? hmm interesting. i like blood :O


Thomas J
You're blood is rising up high. The diastolic pressure (which is the denominator) is above normal range of 90. Avoid eating foods that are rich in salts (sodium) because it can trigger your kidney mush worst than before. It is also responsible for the fast arising of your Blood Pressure.


RPHarrow
You should see a doctor IMMEDIATELY and ask for three medications for your BP including a diuretic. You'll be dead in two years if you don't do something about it NOW. Every day you delay will damage your heart and brain. You don't want to be senile do you?


mikey
That's very bad. You should see a Dr. & possibly get meds.


Pray'n 4 Jay
If you are taking your blood pressure in a store, you really can't trust these machines. They are not calibrated.

If you are taking your blood pressure at home, make sure you are sitting straight up with your feet flat on the floor (do not cross your legs). Blood pressure taken in the right arm will be higher than your left arm.

You should seriously consider going to your Physician for the high blood pressure, normal blood pressure is 120/80. You may need to be placed on medications for hypertension.

Other symptoms which warrant ER visit, chest pains, headache, nausea, back pain, etc.


Explicit X
180/130? Uhm, that is insanely high blood pressure, are you sure you read it properly? If so I'd go to the hospital immediately!


Lee T
According to the American Heart Association blood pressure should ideally be 120/80 or less. A reading over 120/80 up to 139/89 (which is what you were originally asking about) is considered prehypertension, and above this level (140/90 or higher) is considered high (hypertension).

Your blood pressure reading of 170/110 is something you should be concerned about.

As you already have kidney problems you need to take this very seriously. High blood pressure, left untreated, can lead to hardening and thickening of arteries, heart attack due to blocked arteries, weakening and enlarging of the heart, stroke, and damage to, or failure of, the kidneys.

You may be able to lower your blood pressure somewhat through lifestyle - increase your exercise, lose weight and quit smoking (if you are overweight or smoke), reduce your stress, and limit your salt intake. More than likely you will also require some blood pressure medication to bring your pressure down.

Don't put it off - make an appointment to see your doctor right away.

Take care.


ajmustee
That's sky high! You should go see a doctor so they can put you on some strong drugs to lower that asap. That's dangerously high, you should probably be more like 135/70


gangadharan nair
You have got Stage 3 Hypertension.
When the kidney arteries become narrow, less blood flows to the kidneys. The kidneys mistakenly respond as if your blood pressure is low and give off hormones that tell the body to retain salt and water. This causes your blood pressure to rise.
Many different diseases can cause narrowing of the renal arteries. Hardening of the arteries from high cholesterol is one of the most common. Most patients have the typical risk factors for atherosclerosis, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Fibromuscular dysplasia is another cause, particularly in women under age 50.
Consult a Nephrologist.


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