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American Heart Association Normal Blood Pressure
Depends: Bp/hr is age dependant and a more specific question is needed to answer. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Yes: Vital signs can be very variable during heart attack. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Your numbers are normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: On other risk factors. You do smoke which increases your risk. High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, certain illicit drug use can all contribute to heart disease. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, stop smoking and have other risk factors evaluated by your doctor to decrease your risk. ...Read more
How often should a person in middle to late 30s have heart check ups? Heart problems in family, smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?
Start with....: ....Once a year medical check-ups. Then if your md has any concern about you, they can refer you to a cardiologist who can determine if there is any need to see you more frequently or even at all. ...Read more
How often should a person in early or middle 30s have heart check ups? No heart problems in familiy, non smoker, normal blood pressure, with anxiety?
Heart check up: Actually, at your age without any risk factors you don't need a heart check until you have symptoms or you are older, over 40 for men or post menopausal for women. ...Read more
With heart failure is it possible to still have a normal blood pressure but if you feel your pulse it's weak?
BP, pulse: Yes and Yes to both questions, generally is impossible to gauge BP from the feel of a pulse especially by a lay person. ...Read more
Sudden Heart BPM jump to 110.feeling of pressure in the head and ears. Pain behind eyes and vision and focus problems. Normal blood pressure. Any idea?
Chronic sinusitis: Please go and see your doctor for a proper exam -- ...Read more
My heart rate goes from 85 laying down to 113 sitting up to 127 standing. Is this normal? Blood pressure is normal to low
Probably: Are you feeling ok? Are you dizzy or lightheaded when you are standing? ...Read more
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 more
29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?
Lately I have normal blood pressure but heart rate is always between 92-110. I'm not thay active and having chest pain on left side. Short breathing?
Tachy: A bit high. Exercise may help but need a physical, ecg, labs, maybe holter, + / _ chest x-ray and echocardiogram. Profile indicates cyclobenzaprine, a centrally acting antispasmodic muscle relaxant with anticholinergic activity. This may explain tachycardia. Diazepam as listed on profile may be linked if withdrawal and or tolerance. ...Read more
If I have normal heart/pulse rate and normal blood pressure, is it still possible for me to have poor blood circulation?
I get occasional palpitations. I haven't had them in weeks, but having them now after drinking hot chocolate. I feel breathless. I usually only have them after being active. My heart beats normal and have normal blood pressure. What should I do?
Chocolate: Cocoa/chocolate can cause palpitations. Your symptoms suggest a rapid heart rhythm disorder (tachyarrhythmia). Ask your doctor for a 24 hour recorder (holter) or, if it happens less frequently, a 30 day event monitor to document what your heart is actually doing. Treatment hinges on this documentation. Get your thyroid and electrolytes checked. Avoid caffeine (coffee, cola, and chocolate). ...Read more
Is it normal to have a pounding heart beat, very strong pulse, with normal blood pressure and normal pulse rate?
Is it safe to take 50 mg of metoprolol daily for my anxiety and rapid heart beat if I have a normal blood pressure?
Probably yes: That said, did you discuss the pros and cons of this medication with your doctor? If you are sexually active or if you are into sports, you may suffer decreased sexual function and decreased exercise tolerance. If you only have an anxiety disorder and aren't using illegal drugs or too much caffeine, there are other anxiolytic medications that might be more suitable for a 21 year old. Talk w/ UR MD ...Read more
I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?
If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?
Yes: If you think you're having a heart attack, going online & waiting for an answer is wrong thing to do. You only have 6 hours to prevent irreversible damage. Call 911 or local emergency services immediately. Don't drive yourself b/c you don't want to risk passing out. While waiting, take regular aspirin. For more info, check out http://goo. Gl/Ppqxwg, http://goo. Gl/biVvFk & http://goo. Gl/ig9yPX. ...Read more
Can episodic high blood pressure cause your heart to enlarge? I normally have normal blood pressure at rest (120/70) but I struggle with severe anxiety and throughout the day my blood pressure can get very high- especially when I have panic attacks.
Blood pressure heart: You need to have a 24 hr BP study done. I would recommend leaning transcendental meditation. ...Read more
Is it a good idea to use a beta blocker for suppressed tsh? For cancer suppression for heart palps? Normal blood pressure..
Is treatment required for symptomatic bradycardia, heart rate 35, with bigeminal PVCs, normal blood pressure, no history of heart disease?
Yes: If you are symptomatic as you mentioned then yes, you will probably need to be evaluated for pacemaker. ...Read more
My LDL is 172, OA is 246. Prescribed 40mg Atorvastatin. No family history of heart disease, normal blood pressure, slightly overweight. I have heard so much conflicting information on statins, especially for someone my age. Should I take them?
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