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Can heart burn be a sign of high blood pressure?

Can heart burn be a sign of high blood pressure?

Don't ignore hrt brn: Not generally. However very high blood pressure can give chest pain which some people describe as heart burn. Please talk to your doctor about it. What you may perceive as heart burn may be a symptom of heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Do I need to have high blood pressure to have a heart attack?

Do I need to have high blood pressure to have a heart attack?

No: High blood pressure is only one risk factor for heart attack. Others include smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, age, and family history of heart disease. It is such a common problem, there are some patients that have none of these risk factors, but still have heart attacks. ...Read more

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What causes back spams and around the heart to. I have ra, seziures, high blood pressure.

What causes back spams and around the heart to. I have ra, seziures, high blood pressure.

Hello.: Hello. Since I don't have a clear idea of what you are describing and I don't know if this just started or if it is a chronic condition, I will provide the following. Here are some possible symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. I may be way off with my response. But when I see back and heart pain listed together it makes me wonder. If you are having acute symptoms that are listed above get emergency assistance. However, if this is chronic pain, than it is likely not the cause. ...Read more

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My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried?

My fathers blood pressure is 93/40 he has high blood pressure and heart problems should I be worried?

This pressure is a: Bit low. If he is otherwise asymptomatic and heart rate is normal, it is probably ok. You should ask his doctor if his meds need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast I get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast I get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

Possibly: The heart can race due to anxiety, panic attacks, dehydration, bulimia, anorexia, increased activity, heart disease, abnormal rhythm disorders, and more. See your doctor and discuss your need for help with your heart rate and your possible eating disorder. ...Read more

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Does a vibrating roller for asphalt construction cause problems for people with heart issues or high blood pressure?

Does a vibrating roller for asphalt construction cause problems for people with heart issues or high blood pressure?

High stress jobs: High stress and strenous jobs can have effect on the health of workers. Asphalt construction can have effect on individual's breathing which is directly connected to the performance of heart. ...Read more

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I regularly have high blood pressure, usually acompanied with rapid heart beat. May I consume a little cofee or alcohol. Or better avoid it.?

I regularly have high blood pressure, usually acompanied with rapid heart beat. May I consume a little cofee or alcohol. Or better avoid it.?

Hypertension: You should not have high BP regularly. You should be able to control it well with medications. If it accompanied with rapid heart rate, your BP meds may have to be tweaked to include a beta blocker. Have it checked with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

I would urge: You to postpone the treadmill until you are cleared by your cardiologist. The added stress could exacerbate your heart irregularities or elevated your blood pressure further. ...Read more

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If your healthy. Can the heart just stop? I'm afraid it will. I have no high blood pressure, no heart disease. I keep focusing on the heart. Anxiety?

Yes, anxiety: This is a symptom of anxiety. You are not taking anything for generalized anxiety disorder. Neither Lamictal nor zoloft (sertraline) works well for gad. Ask your doctor for Buspirone and or referral to a cognitive behavioral therapist. Jag är svensk-amerikansk lekar- psykiater. Jag önskar att du har god hälsa och lycke. ...Read more

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High blood pressure 150/90 and systolic murmur in arote area. Any relations? 35yrs. Was referred to heart cardiology. Any cause? What tests do I take?

High blood pressure 150/90 and systolic murmur in arote area. Any relations? 35yrs. Was referred to heart cardiology. Any cause? What tests do I take?

Murmur: Murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow. High blood pressure can be associated with turbulent blood flow. Many other things also are associated. Discuss your situation with the cardiologist that you see. A history and exam are the first steps. The cardiologist can explain any additional testing that may be indicated for you. We have lots of possible tests depending on the infomation needed ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure affect your heart?

How does high blood pressure affect your heart?

Requires both muscle: To work harder to drive blood forward &? es valve leaflet loads to block reverse blood flow. Heart muscle requires more blood flow for more work (more susceptible to damage of artery Ds), muscle gets thicker/stronger but also stiffer (no longer allows blood return from veins at low pressure) over time. Both lead to? Ed heart attack rates, enlargement, congestive failure, atrial fibrillation, etc. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure be caused by? A heart condition?

Can high blood pressure be caused by? A heart condition?

No.: There is no primary cardiac condition that produces hypertension. Uncontrolled high blood pressure frequently causes heart disease however. ...Read more

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What is the connection between high blood pressure and the heart?

What is the connection between high blood pressure and the heart?

Heart and others: Uncontrolled hypertension is very damaging to all organ systems -- the brain, the heart, the kidney and others. ...Read more

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What number of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure?

What number of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure?

Exact number unknown: High blood pressure is the leading cause of all heart disease, but exactly how many heart attacks are caused solely by high blood pressure is unknown. There are approximately 1.5 million heart attacks in the United States yearly, and it is estimated that high blood pressure is a significant factor in more than half of them. ...Read more

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When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

Depends: Typically over the long haul concern is raised over end organ damage (to the heart for example) if SBP>140 and/or DBP>90. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Not the main: Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain and heart failure. Concomitant coronary disease can occur and infarction can happen hypertension is also asso. With aortic tear-dissection and that can involve coronaries and cause infarction. More to the entire story but that' s a start. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Bernard Seif
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more