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 how to cure a broken heart?
i really love my girl but her father dosent want her with me they even move to florida he dosent let her use the phone or computer so wat should i do?...


 Should she take her pill today?
Hi, I'm posting this for my mom:

I've got a problem I thought your Answers people might help with - my blood pressure is low, anyway -107/74 (not low, but not high) - and yet, I ...


 can anyone tell me how a person would feel,if they were havin a heart attack? is there much pain.?
i hear many people dying suddenly from heart attacks? and yet they think they have indigestion?? how long can it last and what exactly happens?? does the person feel much pain?...


 how can i lower my blood pressure?
its very ...


 my friend has fainted 3 times over the pat 3 weeks, what could be wrong?
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 blood preasure 150/120?
i am 70 latley preasure is all over the place bottom from 100 to 140such as 130/116 ,150/132...


 Sometimes I have chest pains like I'm being stabbed in the heart or something?
I am 17 and when I was 14 or so and I would have to run in P.E. I started to get these chest pains. It was only happening every once in a while, but within the last 4 months or so, it happens very ...


 my resting heart rate is 68 bpm, is that good?
i am 18 years ...


 Help! I could use an answer tonight. My feet and ankles are very swollen. I don't want to go to the ER.
If I call the nurse hotline I'm afraid they will tell me to go to the ER and I don't want to go because I have a poor immune system and I don't want to catch something. If necessary, I...


 omg please help im scared to death...?
okay so i was just doing exercise and then i took like a break and i was laying on my stomach and i noticed a really STRONG heartbeat in my stomach. i went to see if i could feel it at all in my ...


 My neice's 3 year old son has been diagnosed with a 5-7 mm hole in the heart?Should he be operated upon at thi
Or can it be done later?
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Shuld he be operated upon at this age?...


 Is my blood pressure too low?
I was wondering if my blood pressure is something to be worried about. I have been taking it for the past week or so and it has been ranging from around 86/44 to 92/58. I am sometimes dizzy and ...


 what cause's high blood pressure and what are the cure?
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 Is it bad for a girl with Palpitation (heart problems) to have a relationship?
It's really tearing me apart everytime people say that me and my best friend can't be together because she has a heart problem..

She keeps on telling me to give up because I'...


 Pain in the heart when breathing in?
Starting from when I was around ten or so I'd get a random sharp stabbing pain in my heart when I breathe in and then I'd either have to take really shallow breathes for a few seconds or ...


 How can I raise my blood pressure and heart rate? I'm anorexic.?
In order to get the doctors off my back, I need a higher blood pressure and heart rate. Any tips? I'm consuming more salt at the moment. Will this make me heavier in the short term? Please help, ...


 my hubbys heart rate is at 53bpm should he go to hospital?
hes sleeping and that is his bpm 53 what should i do?...


 how do you wake up in the morning without having coffee & abstaining from all caffiene?
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 I'm i having a heart attack?help really scared!!?
a few minutes ago i had a sharp pain in the middle of my chest but it didn't really hurt a lot then the side of my left rib, then my stomach started to hurt like a hungry feeling ,and now i'...


 ive just had a blod pressure reading and is 158 over 107 is this high or normal ?

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just done it again and its 196 over 121...



feoa21
What causes a heart attack at 22 years old? Is it possible if you are normal weight?
                      









peaceiswhatyouneed
poor diet, smoking, genetics...


AJ
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It can be genetic, not always through obesity/diet etc.


PJ
Agreeing with the others: possible if the person has pre-existing heart problems [or a genetic predisposition], but unlikely. Also, it may be associated to outside factors: drug use, smoking, ridiculously high cholesterol levels, infection to the heart, etc.


alpha0m3ga_the3nd
Not to get you worried, but a Tumor in your lymphatic system could potentially cause heart attacks at a young age.


Lady Grinning Soul
There can be genetic malformations that have never been detected. Some time electrolyte imbalance (especially potassium deficiency) can cause it. So, yes. It is possible. Heart attacks can occur in newborns. Age does not have to be a factor.


Jo is so in Love with Phil
Myocardial infarction (MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted. This is most commonly due to occlusion (blockage) of a coronary artery following the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, which is an unstable collection of lipids (like cholesterol) and white blood cells (especially macrophages) in the wall of an artery. The resulting ischemia (restriction in blood supply) and oxygen shortage, if left untreated for a sufficient period, can cause damage and/or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium).

Classical symptoms of acute myocardial infarction include sudden chest pain (typically radiating to the left arm or left side of the neck), shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, sweating, and anxiety (often described as a sense of impending doom). Women may experience fewer typical symptoms than men, most commonly shortness of breath, weakness, a feeling of indigestion, and fatigue.[1] Approximately one quarter of all myocardial infarctions are silent, without chest pain or other symptoms. A heart attack is a medical emergency, and people experiencing chest pain are advised to alert their emergency medical services, because prompt treatment is beneficial.

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for both men and women all over the world.[2] Important risk factors are previous cardiovascular disease (such as angina, a previous heart attack or stroke), older age (especially men over 40 and women over 50), tobacco smoking, high blood levels of certain lipids (triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein or "bad cholesterol") and low high density lipoprotein (HDL, "good cholesterol"), diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, excessive alcohol consumption, the abuse of certain drugs (such as cocaine), and chronic high stress levels.[3][4]

Immediate treatment for suspected acute myocardial infarction includes oxygen, aspirin, and sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (colloquially referred to as nitroglycerin and abbreviated as NTG or GTN). Pain relief is also often given, classically morphine sulfate.[5]

The patient will receive a number of diagnostic tests, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG), a chest X-ray and blood tests to detect elevations in cardiac markers (blood tests to detect heart muscle damage). The most often used markers are the creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) fraction and the troponin I (TnI) or troponin T (TnT) levels. On the basis of the ECG, a distinction is made between ST elevation MI (STEMI) or non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI). Most cases of STEMI are treated with thrombolysis or if possible with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, angioplasty and stent insertion), provided the hospital has facilities for coronary angiography. NSTEMI is managed with medication, although PCI is often performed during hospital admission. In patients who have multiple blockages and who are relatively stable, or in a few extraordinary emergency cases, bypass surgery of the blocked coronary artery is an option.

The phrase "heart attack" is sometimes used incorrectly to describe sudden cardiac death, which may or may not be the result of acute myocardial infarction. A heart attack is different from, but can be the cause of cardiac arrest, which is the stopping of the heartbeat, and cardiac arrhythmia, an abnormal heartbeat. It is also distinct from heart failure, in which the pumping action of the heart is impaired; severe myocardial infarction may lead to heart failure, but not necessarily.


Tigger
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It is possible in a 22 year old. I've even seen stories of kids (usually obese kids) having heart attacks.

If your weight is normal, if your family has a history of heart problems then you are at risk. Check your cholesterol and triglycerides.

Also watch out for drugs: Use, or abuse, of some can cause heart attacks.

Good luck!


Stephen Burkusmaximus
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Possible certainly but not likely, even if you were overweight. 22 is a bit young unless you have a heart problem.


tinfoil_tiaras
Heart attacks are this age are extremely rare, regardless of your weight. I've seen patients who've had heart attacks in their 30s but never younger than this, though I know it can happen. It would only occur at such a young age in people who are obese with very high lipid levels in their blood or have another underlying medical problem affecting the blood supply to the heart or it could also be drug-related - cocaine can cause constriction in the blood vessels supplying the heart.


BabeHart
People of any age, weight might have a heart attack, although there are issues that can significantly increase the risks.

Heart disease can strike anyone, and often isn't weight related.


Rhianna
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At 22 MIs are incredibly rare, the leading cause would likely be a hereditary condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia. This leads to high cholesterol, raising the risk of CAD including heart attacks. This can affect young children and adolescents too.

Another cause would be trauma/injury to the heart- say you were stabbed or in a car accident for example.


sashs.geo
It is possible, unlikely but possible.

Thou youngest I have seen was 26 and this was someone who completed in sport at an international level. There was no underlying cause, no genetic facors, no cardiomyopathy - absolutely no reason but it happened.

But that was 1 and I worked in cardiology for 12 years so saw hundreds of people with heart attacks.


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