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  • 13 hours ago

    17 year old fit male with high blood preassure. Please Help.

    Please help.i'm a 17 years old male. I go to gym every second day to do weightlifghting and running, and on rest days I also do some running. Just to see i measured my BP a month ago and it was 146/73/80 (I didnt do running back then) since then i have been checking it. it looks like its between 138-148 sys for 6 days, then raises to 160 and goes back to around 154 and another repeats. Pulse is always below 90 and dia is 69-81. i dont feel sick( rarely numb left hand and headache) i never had....
  • 15 hours ago

    I'm a heart and double lung transplant and was wondering if I could consume weed.

    My doctors tell me I shouldn't smoke so i don't, but they said I could drink sometimes, I was wondering since smoking is out of the question, can I consume it? Well it mess with my rejection meds?
  • 4 days ago

    Time interval between fast scan heart CTs

    Does any medical professional have an idea of how often it is necessary to have a heart ct scan repeated and at what interval if the initial scan resulted in an Agatston score of less than 10? Mine was 7 years ago, and my LP(a) has always been way off the charts, resulting in conflicting outcomes. Thanks!
  • 4 days ago

    Could panic disorder lead to heart failure?

    I've been feeling this strange thing in my chest, mostly on the left area. A few days ago I had my first panic attack, called the ambulance and went to the hospitals. All the tests showed my heart was okay and this was a panic attack. After I went to the hospital, I had 4 more panic attacks in a row in 1 hour. They were scary! I was not convinced though, because how would panic disorder create this strange feeling in my heart? I've done some research and found out that A LOT of people with....
  • 4 days ago

    Paid Online Study for Cholesterol Patients & Caregivers

    Hi everyone! My company is looking for specific types of cholesterol patients (and caregivers) ages 35-75 for a national paid online study! Earn $400 for 4 weeks of online participation (four 10-20 minute activities per week) starting the week of November 27th. We need all the help we can get, as we're having a very hard time finding people who qualify to participate. Please become a member of our panel (for free!) and take the survey to see if you qualify. Feel free to share with friends and....
  • 4 days ago

    afib experience propafenone

    I have read several posts about propafenone and atrial fibrilation. It was prescribed to me when I unknowingly became toxic with digoxin (serious vision loss and darkening, dangerous weight loss, chronic diarhhea etc). It seems many are being prescribed doses at different strengths for 2 times per day or every 12 hours. Propofenone is excreted from the body in 8-10 hours which means patients are vulnerable to afib occurrences in the interim and sets them up for worsening of symptoms. I was in serious....
  • 4 days ago

    High Cholesterol...

    Okay I'm honestly confused... I'm an 18 year old female with no problems with my blood pressure what so ever. I'm rather healthy. Slightly over weight. I mean VERY slightly (It shouldn't affect my health at all). Maybe I should exercise more but I honestly am in a good enough shape (70kg). There shouldn't be any problems. I do have a generalized anxiety disorder (with medication and all). I went to see a doctor because my anxiety got kind of out of hand and they wanted to do a....
  • 4 days ago

    High Cholesterol?! No Way!

    I just went to the doctor and was told that I have high cholesterol. This news was surprising because I am an athlete, healthy (I thought), and have a normal BMI. I knew that high cholesterol runs in my family, but I thought as long as I was active and kept my weight under control that I could never have it. I have a level of 220 and am scared of what this could lead to. How should I approach this?
  • 5 days ago


    Hello friends, I am a 32 y/o male with no history of heart or cholesterol issues. I had a lipid panel done three months ago and the doctor wanted to put me on Rosuvastatin because my LDL was "elevated". I wasn't surprised by this and I admit I had gained some weight in the past couple of years and my overall activity level decreased, but I had recently gotten back on my diet/daily exercise plan. I went from 176 lbs in May to 161 lbs currently. I told him I wanted to continue my plan....
  • 5 days ago

    Concerned about diagnosis

    Hello I appreciate any help with this. I've been having weird symptoms and feel like I'm not being properly diagnosed by my doctor. I'm in the military stationed in 29 Palms and our medical staff is notorious for misdiagnosing patients. Recently I returned from 6 months in Japan and started experiencing weird symptoms that led to a full on panic attack. I've never had a panic attack before. These symptoms appeared right after a weekend of heavy drinking where in my drunken state I....