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 Nitroglycerin sublingual?

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 Heart are pain, at my age?

I'm 15 and for about 1 year now, i've got mild to painful-ish pains in my heart area. I'm starting to get concerned about what it is. It doesn't seem to be related ...

 I am noticing consecutive and multiple irregular heartbeats. Am worried.?
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 Dr. said my father in law had a heart attack- extreme damage to front of heart. What can we expect. recovery?
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 How was it when you fainted.?
I fainted it was strange.
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really i just stood up and then woke up lying ...

 What are the syptoms of stress please list in order thanks?

 Are eggs bad for your heart??
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 What is the instrument use to detect heart ailments?

 Can you have a heart attack if your pulse is low?

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What are other issues associated with chest discomfort / pressure?...

 My heart keeps beating at a faster pace and it's not like i'm doing exercise or anything?
Yesterday night, I was lying down and it just started beating really fast, I got scared so I decided to walk around a little bit. All this stuff started going through my head about a heart attack ...

 Heart attack symptoms?
Hi. Im having pain in my left arm and chest, around the heart area, its been on and off for about a week, but the pains are getting worse. Could this be a heart attack or maybe just a pinched nerve?...

 What is the implication of having hypertension?

 Can you die from a hear murmur?

 How do people get strokes?

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a friend of mine lost her husband from this,they were homeless & she thinks he had a stroke from them being homeless.she told me the hardest part was,she had to ...

 Can vinegar help to unclog arteries?

 I have been told this past week that i have blocked arteries in my legs,do you know anyone in same situation?
over the past 10 years,my uncle has had both legs amputated,(sadly died 2 years ago. My aunt one leg amputated this year died two weeks ago, my mother both legs amputated three years ago, and last ...

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 Seafood is also prime source of iodine true or false?
Seafood is also prime source of iodine true or false?...

Kim K
Blood pressure 138/100. Is that too high?
I'm going to take my BP for a couple of weeks and see if it's that number consistantly. The nurse who took it said that was high. Is it the top number or the bottom number that is the indicator for high BP?

Kurt K
According to the following excerpt from Wikipedia, YES! Remember, Systolic is the upper number (138) and Diastolic is the lower number (100)

In the U.S., the optimal arterial pressure (sometimes referred to as the ‘gold standard’) targets are:

Systolic: less than 120 mmHg (16 kPa or 2.32 psi)
Diastolic: less than 80 mmHg (10 kPa or 1.55 psi)

Levels above 120 mmHg (16 kPa) but below 140 mmHg (19 kPa) in systolic pressure, or above 80 (11 kPa) but below 95 mmHg (13 kPa) in diastolic pressure, are referred to as "prehypertensive" and often progress to frankly hypertensive levels. However studies already extant reveal that there are fewer complications at, e.g., 115 mmHg (15 kPa) systolic than 120 (16 kPa), and in fact arterial pressure is a continuum with decreasing pathology associated with lower levels to well within the current "optimum" range. The risk of cardiovascular disease increases progressively throughout the range of arterial pressure, beginning at 115/75 mm Hg.[17] "Some data indicates that 115/75 mm Hg should be the gold standard. Once arterial pressure rises above 115/75 mm Hg, the risk of cardiovascular disease begins to increase. Prehypertension is now considered to be a systolic pressure ranging from 120 to 139 or a diastolic pressure ranging from 80 to 89." (Excerpts from Mayo Clinic website). In the past, hypertension was only diagnosed if secondary signs of high arterial pressure were present, along with a prolonged high systolic pressure reading over several visits. In the U.S., this reactive stance has been soundly rejected in the light of recent evidence.

yes, dear it is little high but u should careful now and avoid stress tension heavy work and change your eating habbits ,if you take spicy ......

Tim Br
Lose weight.

Pam H
Average BP is 120/80. Yours is high. Keep getting it checked. It fluctuates. If it stays high, see a doctor.

Both are the indicator for high blood pressure.
It should be somewhere close to 120/80
Where 120= systolic

Do you notice you are short of breath throughout the day? sweaty? tired? feel dizzy??

YES!! When the bottom number is that high it can cause a stroke. Both number are important. The top number is called systolic and the bottom number is called diastolic. It has to do with how well and how fast the blood is pumping from your heart. Do some research on the Internet about these numbers because they can explain it better than I can. You really need to get on a blood pressure medicine because over time high blood pressure can cause alot of problems.

Yes that number is high, Blood pressure measures the rate that blood pushes on your arterial walls. I would recommend that you monitor your blood pressure daily. A consistent high level will most likely have to be treated with meds.Some factors to consider are if you were frightened or stressed that day, if you just smoked a cigarette, had a high salt food for lunch, or if you have recently gained weight, as well as genetics could play a role in increased blood pressure. I would not play games with this, you can purchase an inexpensive cuff and stethoscope in a pharmacy or medical supply store or use a machine in the pharmacy to monitor. If you get frequent headaches or your ancles swell these may also be symptoms of high blood pressure.Becareful and please have my best wishes.

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