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 High cholesteral?
i was diagnosed with high cholesteral which read 8 my doc advised to eat fish rice pasta and no fatty food to excersise regularly which im doing. there is history of heart attack in my family 2day i ...

 My chest feels tight. My heart pounds. Is it anxiety?

 Are PVC's considered to be an Arrhythmia?

 Why do I have panic attacks?
I have suffered from mono and since then one night I had a severe panic attack. I know mono enlarges the spleen but can it also enlarge the heart and/or give someone heart complications. I mean when I...

 Heart attack????????
I was reading about some woman who was having jaw ache and pains across her chest and it turns out that she was about to have a massive heart attack.

The thing is since tuesday i have had ...

 Is this a healthy blood pressure?
131 over 71 pulse is 80
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Yeah! I don't have medical problems. I do *walk* a lot almost everyday. Imagine from the mall to junior college which is only five minutes ...

 If a person were to take Nitroquick and not have pains in their chest, what could happen?
I am curious because I want to see if I take it during a work out at my gym will I be able to continue the work out?...

 My blood pressure was 140 over 80. Is this high?
My doctor took it a second time and it was 140 over 84....

 Is a resting pulse of 90/BPM too high?
I am a female of 24years and 5'7 tall. My resting pulse has been taken at 90 band typically climbs higher still while its being taken. My BP is 120/70-ish. Should a resting pulse as high as this ...

 What is cardiac arrest?

 Name the major artery that leaves the heart to take blood around the body? Name the vessels that return it?

 Where are the arteries located?
Where are the arteries located?...

 After have more than three orgasm in a day don't you notice that your heart beats are faster??
is there any study of this (that after have many orgasm your heart beat faster)?...

 Are kidney stones related to congestive heart failure?

 Im 16 years old i have recently gotten pain in the heart?
Im 16 years old i have recently gotten pain in the heart or so that area. ive had that same pain before the pain lasted 10-20 seconds then it was gone. but recently i got the same pain feels like a ...

 Sometimes I have difficulty breathing and feel a slight pain at my heart, which specialist I should consult?
Or should I see a general doctor first?...

 Repeat Prescriptions? In an emergency where can these be obtained in England or France?

 Heart paplpatations and anxiety disorders?
So over the past 2 months I've been experiencing heart palpatations on a daily basis. It started off being slow and maybe once or tice a week. Now I feel as if they are non stop. I can't ...

 Blood pressure....................

 Is high-blood pressure a symptom of having heart problems?
I don't have any known heart problems, and I'm only 20, but I still worry about these things. I have healthy blood-pressure, so I wonder whether that means I have a healthy heart?...

Ian J
I have recently stopped taking atenolol and lost 3kgs in weight. Is this normal?

I don't know but I am on it now and I never feel like doing anything. I feel like a slug.


Google Atenolol and see what you find- side effects are not nice with this drug.

Atenolol is a drug belonging to the group of beta blockers, a class of drugs used primarily in cardiovascular diseases. Introduced in 1976, Atenolol was developed as a replacement for Propranolol in the treatment of hypertension.

Propranolol is known to readily cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and can pass into the brain, causing side-effects such as depression and nightmares; Atenolol was specifically developed to be unable to pass through the blood-brain barrier in order to prevent this effect.

Whilst Atenolol, the most widely used beta-blocker in the United Kingdom, was once first-line treatment for hypertension, the role for beta-blockers in hypertension was downgraded in June 2006 in the United Kingdom to fourth-line as they perform less well than other drugs, particularly in the elderly, and there is increasing evidence that the most frequently used beta-blockers at usual doses carry an unacceptable risk of provoking type 2 diabetes.

For more information see the link below.

One of the most common side effects of Atenolol is fatigue. I would guess that discontinuing Atenolol caused you to become more active and therefore lose weight.

Dr Frank
Beta-blockers like Atenolol do make patients sluggish, but they don't really result in much weight gain. That sort on unexplained loss requires further investigation. I would discuss it with your GP.

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