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Blood Heart And Circulation
Heart - Hypertension: Hypertension can cause heart failure by causing strain on the heart muscle due to the excess work of pumping into high pressure arteries, or by causing the tiny arterioles that bring blood to the heart muscle and lining to narrow and become stiff, thus damaging heart function due to low blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What foods dilate your blood vessels and/or increases blood flow especially for someone with reynauds?
Yes: Dm/htn in a combo will increase the risk of secondary organ damage like renal failure(bp have to be very tightly control), coronary artery disease and heart attack, peripheral nerve damage including autonomic nervous system dysfunction, increase risk of stroke, stomach problems from gastrosparesis, increase risk of peripheral artery disease and increase risk of leg amputations etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure: Higher resistance for fixed co yields increased bp, vice versa. To keep BP constant, if co goes up, pr must go down. ...Read more
Yes, except: Yes, except in areas of infarction where the myocardial cells have died. Infarcted myocardium is dead heart tissue. This is usually the result of a myocardium infarction, mi, or heart attack. The purpose of a cardiac intervention: balloon angioplasty or stent, is to save this tissue before the process becomes irreversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes low blood pressure and slow heart pumping? Can feel a rushing sensation and heart beat in my head when hearts goin slow?
Various causes: Low blood pressure in young women is common and may be harmless unless it results in lightheadedness. It can also be caused by certain medications,anemia,varicose veins, glandular abnormalities,standing too quickly, heart disease. Heart rates under 55/min can be problematic and can be due to abnormal intrinsic pacemaker, underactive thyroid,certain medications or be normal. Your MD can advise you ...Read more
Bp: That pressure is too high.Get a more detailed answer ›
Meds to lower BP: Controlling BP with medications, especially beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics will help to reduce risk of heart injury, heart failure and heart pain (angina). Some of the effects of high BP on the heart can be reversed with these BP meds and optimum control of BP (110-130/60-80). Follow up with primary MD and/or specialists (cardiologist and nephrologist if kidney problems). ...Read more
IN EXCESS AMOUNTS,: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on symptoms: If, with a low blood pressure, someone has symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, kidney failure, etc, then it is bad. But, there are many people who feel and look completely fine with a "low" blood pressure number. So, the number doesn't necessarily mean it is bad: it really depends on the symptoms. ...Read more
All deoxygenated blood returning to the heart from the systemic circulation first flows into the:?
The short and sweet: Blood gets oxy in lungs then thru pulmonary viens goes to left atrium- thru mitral valve to left ventricle- out of heart to rest of body thru the aortic valve. Blood travels to the tissues where oxygen is picked up and used . The deoxygenated blood then goes back to rt side of heart to rt atrium then across tricuspid valve to rt ventricle and thru pulmonary artery to lungs to get oxy. ...Read more
Where does deoxygenated blood first flow to after returning to the heart from the systemic circulation?
Right atrium: The first chamber it gets to is the right atrium. ...Read more
How to increase blood circulation in heart any good foods are any particular exercise ? My relative had ECG and they told its like ischemia
At this point no: If your relative is having chest pains and an abnormal ekg suggestive of a blocked artery, the only way to improve blood flow is to open up the blocked artery either with a stent or surgery. Doing strenuous exercise if he has a blocked artery can be dangerous and can lead to a heart attack. It is never too late to start eating healthy by avoiding fatty foods and simple sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All organs need O2: There are many types of congenital heart disease, so it is not possible to answer your specific question. Poor heart muscle function may cause back up of fluid in the lungs or congestive heart failure. Heart disease causing low oxygen will affect brain and kidney functioning, low exercise tolerance, and peripherally, poor circulation in extremities makes wounds heal slowly and loss of sensation ...Read more
Is it possible to have poor blood circulation even if you have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
Is it possible for me to have poor blood circulation if I have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
Have a knot on one of my veins in my arm from sleeping on it months ago. My arm loses blood circulation quick whenever I'm sitting to long. I'm curious about this knot that has been here for months, my heart hurts sometimes from this . ?
I have chest pain around heart. Behind the heart . That is back pain. My neck is very hard. I feel slow blood circulation to brain. My left is week?
I went to sleep on my arm for hours & when I woke up my arm was in pain with a knot on my upper bicep. My arm blood circulation is messing with heart & I keep losing circulation in my finger.
What question: Need a question to help. Hope you are well. ...Read more
I have a heart murmer, edema which is getting worse, high blood pressure, had rapid weight gain, poor circulation, eyesight deteriorating rapidly. Help!
Heart and bp problem: You need to see a cardiologist as quickly as possible to see if your heart is the problem causing you to gain edema fluid causing your weight gain and to control your high bp. Also see an ophthalmologist to see if you have a diseased retina or glaucoma. From your description you appear to quite ill and are getting worse quickly. Get some help quickly at their offices, or go to an er asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many finite loops: Left ventricle --> ascending aorta -> descending aorta --> renal artery --> segmental -> lobar a/interlobar a -->arcuate a-->interlobular a->afferent arteriole --> efferent arteriole-->interlobular, arcuate, interlobar veins-> renal vein-> inferior vena cava --> right atrium -> right ventricle -> pulm artery (branches) -> pulm veins -> left atrium -> left ventricle. ...Read more
Coronary: Mean there is a problem with the coronary circulation to the heart causing lack of o2 and ischemia to the area where the coronary supply blood. Common cause is a blockage by a plaque. Diagnosis will be stress test. Recreating the lack of supply by exercise in a control monitored manner. ...Read more
No, but. . .: Raynaud's phenomenon (constriction of blood vessels to the fingers and toes, when exposed to triggers like cold weather) should not affect the heart circulation. However, other diseases that cause raynaud's (such as autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, artery inflammation, drug effects, etc...) and the drugs for those diseases, or drugs for raynaud's symptoms, may affect heart circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite common: Collateral circulation is quite common in people who have progressive development of coronary artery narrowing. Several examples of collateral circulation are normal consequences of the native coronary circulation. ...Read more
Well, sort of!: Though it is possible for someone to have both diagnoses at the same time, poor cardiac function can certainly aggravate the seriousness of poor circulation in someone who also has raynaud's, since this is a localized blood flow problem with the digits. ...Read more
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