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 Need help with health problem!! Plz.?
Lately ive been havin chest pains and an irregular heat beat (too fast). My cheek has gotten numb on one side and ill start to panick. Ive been to the doctor but they only prescribed me some ativan ...


 How do i lower my blood pressure?
my blood pressure is very high - I need to lower it as soon as possible - no drugs ...


 Can a person die of a heart attack in their sleep without feeling any pain?
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 To those who hated me for the CPR/mouth question, did you know my brother died at a restaurant with no CPR?
I have signed up to take CPR and am also contacting my representative to perhaps sponsor a bill requiring mouth shields at places of business. Maybe I can help save one family the grief we ...


 I have blood pressure 158/109.i am 36 and not too much over weight is this ok?
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 Does my grandma have a good chance of living?
We jsut found out that she has heart failure. She is 85 years old, and has recently had a heart attack.

Can she live?...


 Have you ever had chest pains and how old are you?
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 Y the medicine don't work for high blood pressure?
my husband is on medicine more than 5 month now and the blood pressure is still high and he watch his diet and the doctor change his medicine as well nothing is working his blood presssure is usually ...


 My heart doctor was asking me personal questions, is this normal?
I went to aheart specialist because my internist reccomended it. He says "tell me about yourself".. So I explain my medical conditions and symptons im having, he cuts me off and says "...


 A blood pressure of 170/98 cant be good. What can I do now to lower it as soon as possible.?
I cant go to see the doctor for about a week I have no health insurance and I have to get paid first. Could a head could cause the raise in pressure?
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I cant go to see ...


 Does blood pressure increase/decrease when in pain?
I can't find any information on this anywhere! I think it increases as pain causes stress and stress raises BP but I read somewhere that is lowers BP :-(

Help!!
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 What might cause an irregular heart beat?
I developed some weird condition with my heart last year when I was in PE (10th grade). That was my last PE class, having had it every year from 6th grade with the exception of the first semester ...


 Blood level 150/100 thats the reading is it ok or a bit high and nothing to worry about?
blood level 150/100 whats causing it and is it bad for me! or is it a bit high.....


 If you had a mild stoke, and you stopped smoking ciggarets, should you continue to smoke weed?
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 I am having hypertension, 130/90, on medicine, should i stop taking salt completely, not even in cooking?
Will this help in lowering of BP? If i completely stop taking salt, will it have any adverse effect on health?...


 Why most of the time only men die out of heart attack,not women?
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 Im suffering from cardiac probs and am home bound alot of the time can you please keep me in your prayers?
i am a 20yr old female in wisconsin and the doctors havent been able to find an exact diagnosis it is getting very disheartening for me, i am in pain and not able to walk very much
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 Im so scared I don tknow what my heart is doing
I can actually feel it get off rhythm.. then sometimes randomly it will get such a random not normal rythem from going slow to fast to hard to soft beats that it knocks my breath away makes my face ...


 Homework help! right answer = 10 pts !?
Symptoms of overtraining would not include

Your answer:

a- increased appetite and body weight gain

b-occasional nausea

c-elevated blood pressure
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computer_repairs999
Blood pressure 175 /125?
i am 43 yaer old man is this blood pressure high is it anything to worry about
                     





Lawyer
that's really high
call 999 or go to A&E


Coliwog
Take a look at this link (it's what the NHS think) and go through all the steps (keep clicking next at the bottom of the page)

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/articles/article.aspx?articleID=203


Dr Frank
IF this is your regular BP it is significantly raised and well into the treatment level because of the increased stroke, heart attack and end organ risk to the kidneys. Normal BP is 120/80.

HOWEVER if this is a one off reading taken in a chemist it is not necessarily a reliable indication of what is happening.

It is vital, before deciding that a patient has hypertension,( treatable blood pressure,) to take a large number of professionally checked readings, or even better to attach a 24 hour BP monitor, to give a summary of the BP throughout the day.

Go see your GP to arrange this.


A W
Oh heck yeah that is something to worry about! Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 and actually lower, more like 110/70.

You need to make an appointment with your doctor asap. You are a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen.


Ayla
YES.

Sit the hell down, cut out the caffeine and salt. Cutting down on your purine intake from meat and fish might help a bit too, as well cutting down on alcohol.

See a doctor ASAP.


Seungyong W
are you joking? the figures are dodgy. you need to bring it down to at least 140/84 ,etc.. take urgent medicine. or else you risk getting a heart attack or a brain stroke. seriously, it won't hurt but it will finally kill you if unattended. thank you.


Boudica Warrior Queen
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The main thing here is to think calm. Take deep breaths as this will have an immediate effect on your BP which is extremely high.

So now you have stopped panicking after reading some of these answers you need to make an appointment to see your doctors who will put you on meds and then get your blood tested for cholesterol and find out the possible causes for your blood pressure being so high.

Just fews reasons for high BP:

You could be overweight;
Insufficient exercise;
Alcohol;
Bad diet;
And stress which is one of the main causes of hypertension;
Kidney Disease;

On the other hand there could be no feasible explaination as to why it's is high. I know this as this is my problem ...no known cause. However, I find relaxing and exercise cobined with my prescribed medication keeps mine at around 170/90 which is still on the high side. But my doctor tells me it must be in the genes as they can find no cause for it.

So please go and see your doctor sooner rather than later as if it is left unchecked you are liable to have a stroke.


jack_black_91
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Most definately!!! You are flirting with a heart attack or a stroke at those levels and need to be put on medication quickly. Normal blood pressure is 120/80. Your top number can be a littile higher than 120 but the bottom number goes up over 100 then you definately need help. Dont put it off and get to the doctor.


k
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yes too high.get to ER now.GO.


Pat K
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Absolutely it is too high, way too high, both numbers. You need to see a doctor and get it down.


jackie m
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who took the blood pressure? was it done right? if it is this then its to high, mine was 145/86 and doctor said it was borderline - I have to go back later today.


Angela
def too high. go the the er as it needs to be treated asap


pompeyrew
This is High. Mine was 152/91 and I've had to go on tablets. You are at risk. I urge you to see a doctor and have your Cholesterol checked at the same time. Good Luck


Lynda
Yes, it is very high. If it has been running this way for a few days then you need to go to the doctor. You might need to be put on blood pressure medication. Your body changes as it gets older


MDCM
Hi there,
sorry to tell you this but you have high blood pressure....but don't worry to much because you can make it better just as i did.
Here is my story: Since around the age of 7yrs i was involved in sport. I enjoyed football and played in every school football team as well as competing in Athletics and various other sports. At the age of 14 i enrolled into a Karate course. At age 21 i gained my coveted Karate Black belt. I continued competing in various sports just as i do today. What i am trying to explain here is this: I have been involved in sport from an early age and have always classed myself as being very fit and with no ailments, that was of course until in 1996 when i had a thorough medical. They found that i had high blood pressure, 180/110. I did not understand the complications of this until my doctor explained. He told me that this reading was high and that he would need to carry out further checks to see if any damage had been done to my body because of the high blood pressure. Thankfully no other damage was done and i regularly take medication to control the blood pressure. Conclusion: I thought that i was a strong and healthy person that had no physical ailments or problems.....how wrong i was!
By the way i live in the UK and i am 46 yrs of age.


gangadharan_nair
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You have got Stage 2 Hypertension. Save your kidney by reducing hypertension.
Hypertension is sustained elevation of resting systolic BP (≥ 140 mm Hg), diastolic BP (≥ 90 mm Hg), or both. Hypertension with no known cause (primary; formerly, essential hypertension) is most common. Hypertension with an identified cause (secondary hypertension) is usually due to a renal disorder. Usually, no symptoms develop unless hypertension is severe or long-standing. Diagnosis is by sphygmomanometry. Tests may be done to determine cause, assess damage, and identify other cardiovascular risk factors. Treatment involves lifestyle changes and drugs, including diuretics, β - blockers, Ace Inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and Ca channel blockers.


john h
Get yourself to your doctor asap your blood pressure is way to high, go to chemist and buy a bottle of 75 mg of soluble Aspirin and take one each morning but do go to your doctors


myayro
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http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/examinations/measuringbloodpressure.htm


peter o
yes it is.


what ever goes
hiya ,well this is quite high for a man of your age.
was this done at the doctors,or did you do the reading yourself?
there can be many factors in this reading,such as weight,are you over weight,do you eat fatty foods,is your job a stressful one.it can be resoved simply by changing your life style.and you need to find out if high bp,ot heart conditions run in your family.please dont worry get to your gp,and medication will sort it out as well as a differant life style like i said.

good luck
D xx


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