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  • 1 day ago

    Blood pressure and stroke

    I'm a 56 year old female, nurse and not ignorant. I've had chronic hypertension for some years now, barely manageable by PCP who told me that pressures of 180's/110's weren't high enough to cause a CVA.... am I missing something here? My average blood pressure on 2 different meds is 150/90.
  • 6 days ago

    Heart health and anxiety?

    Can anxiety feel like you have heart issues? I’ve done multiple EKG’s in the past, with most of them reading “normal”. But a couple of them read “abnormal LVH”. I’ve done a little research, and what I gained was that LVH is basically a enlarged valve. I followed up and did a ultrasound of my heart, and everything came back as normal. A couple things worry me though. 1- my blood pressure sometimes spikes to 140/73. I know the bottom number is good, but the top number is not. However I am always extremely....
  • 11 days ago

    Feeling weird

    Hi I'm 24 years old taking 50 mg losartin for my blood pressure lately for the past couple of days I've been feeling weird my left side of the jaw,back,and arm I've been to the doctor a couple of weeks ago blood pressure was 120/78 I have anxiety can that be the problem?
  • 14 days ago

    irregular heartbeat

    Have had problem with irregular heartbeat since childhood. It only happens when I eat hard to digest foods, normally several hours pass or even 1 day, and they enter my intestinal system. Irregular heartbeat can last for just a few seconds or up to numerous hours. A cardiologist in Chester SC told me I have tachacardia and put me on diltiazem and amiodarone. Being as how this only happens after eating hard to digest foods even with the medications, I am beginning to wonder if it`s an intestinal problem....
  • 18 days ago

    I need blood work done asap

    can i go in a walk in lab and request it myself or does a doctor have to do it They are not responding to me and there is a good chance I have a tumor on my adrenal gland I needseveral tests done high protein metanephrines Tsh thyroid hormone specific gravity urine poc urine ph poc leukcyte estererase epithelial squamous epithilial cells is what I know as of now and CBC pleasse help I live in york pa
  • 22 days 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Alternative potential hypertensive treatment

    Hi, I am a student at Durham University studying Biology. I am currently doing a module called Biological Enterprise, where I am a part of a team that is mimicking a ‘start-up’ business producing a new product. Our product is going to help hypertensive patients by releasing high blood pressure medication continuously at a slow rate so there is no need for daily medication. We would love to know if people would be interested in a product that would replace the need for daily medication and unnecessary....
  • 1 month ago

    How long for my meds to start working?

    I just started on blood pressure medication yesterday (Metoprolol). I have a follow-up with my doctor in a few weeks, but I was just wondering how soon I can reasonably expect to see the medication working. Is this an immediate change or does it take days or weeks?
  • 1 month ago

    Chemical stress test - Is it Safe?

    I see the FDA has a warning for chemical stress test posted in 2013. My doctor wants me to have a chemical stress test and now I'm wondering if its safe.
  • 1 month ago

    Sepsis from Blood Draw

    I had another blood draw yesterday to test my thyroid, and the puncture site hole is still red. That’s normal, right? And what risks are present if I have done 3 blood draws within a few weeks? Another question: the nurse who drew my blood this time didn’t wear gloves and, although she cleaned the venipuncture site with alcohol swabs and I’m sure she washed her hands, she touched the vein site once more and then just stuck the needle in without giving another swab clean. Will that increase the risk....