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What does a long-tail in a d-dimer test mean? Has high-cholesterol and family history of high b.P./strokes. Had chest pain and shortness of breath

What does a long-tail in a d-dimer test mean? Has high-cholesterol and family history of high b.P./strokes. Had chest pain and shortness of breath

Complicated question: D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis. It is so named because it contains two cross linked d fragments of the fibrinogen protein .It is use to checked blood clots.The other part when you have all these factors, you have tendency for stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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High cholesterol,lots of pvcs,chest pressure and short of breath. I'm worried I have blocked arteries but dr will only get ecg insisting I'm to young?

High cholesterol,lots of pvcs,chest pressure and short of breath. I'm worried I have blocked arteries but dr will only get ecg insisting I'm to young?

See a cardiologist : See a cardiology sub specialist in an academic center who may be more in tune with cardiac presentation in women and get you the correct treatment; or reassurance after appropriate testing done. If you reside in Northern Calif go to Stanford's women's heart center. If u love in Southern California go to Cedars Sinai women's heart center. ...Read more

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Could high blood cholesterol cause shortness of breath?

Could high blood cholesterol cause shortness of breath?

Cholesterol SOB: High cholesterol itself can't cause sob but bad cholesterol build up with arterial and heart damage can in turn cause symptoms. Primary prevention is key... ...Read more

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I am have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have high cholesterol and the pain is worst when I take a a deep breath. ?

I am have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have high cholesterol and the pain is worst when I take a a deep breath. ?

Control cholesterol: The symptoms you describe suggest pain due to issues with the chest wall. However, cardiac disease remains a possibility. It would require physical examination and some tests to assess your health status. Please see your doctor for suitability for starting exercise, modification in diet and may be medication to reduce your risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Help! newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain , tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack ?

Help! newly diagnosed high cholesterol. Have had chest pain , tachycardia, short of breath and heart skips. But low bp. Could I have a heart attack ?

Or acute ischemia: You need to see a cardiologist to sort this out assp. A session of multifunction cardiogram may help! it is the most accurate diagnostic tool to detect ischemia in women. (please see the link) http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. Best luck! ...Read more

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Would a high potassium cause shortness of breath?

Would a high potassium cause shortness of breath?

Hyperkalemia: If it causes the heart to malfunction, which it will if high enough, shortness of breath will occur and if the potassium gets high enough the heart will slow down and stop; when this happens it cures the shortness of breath permanently....We call this death..... ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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What might cause a person with asthma to have shortness of breath but a consistently high peak flow (750+), and all of their cardio tests checked out fine?

What might cause a person with asthma to have shortness of breath but a consistently high peak flow (750+), and all of their cardio tests checked out fine?

Anxiety: In my experience, when someone has a subjective feeling of shortness of breath, palpitations, chest tightness etc., but all the objective measures are checking out ok, what you may actually be dealing with is an anxiety problem. But first you rule out the physical stuff. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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Have shortness of breath and lightheaded. Blood work, 2 EKG and chest X-ray all normal. Cause? High blood pressure a possibility? On .25 of Xanax (alprazolam)

Anxiety: The xanax (alprazolam) suggests a doc gave it to you for anxiety or panic attacks. Getting online info without seeing the doc likely not a great idea for you. Suggest you see your doc or another so more stress isn't triggered. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath and elevated pulse rate, but blood oxygen is ok?

What causes shortness of breath and elevated pulse rate, but blood oxygen is ok?

SOB : Shortness of breath is a physical sensation of increased work of breathing, it can happen with normal po2, pulse goes up with exercise, it isn't unusual for both things to happen together when exercising. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated immunoglobulin M (IgM)? IgM result is 468 mg/dl, all other bloodwork normal. Also shortness of breath, shoulder, rib pain

What could cause elevated immunoglobulin M (IgM)? IgM result is 468 mg/dl, all other bloodwork normal.  Also shortness of breath, shoulder, rib pain

Infection, myeloma: IgM is the 1st antibody released by the immune system in the course of fighting an infection. Depending on the amount of other antibodies (even if normal), it could also represent a tumor or malignancy of the immune system, like lymphoma or myeloma. We can't diagnose that here. Use HealthTap Prime to upload the entire report (all tests) or talk to the doctor who ordered the bloodwork. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath?

What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example. ...Read more

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Will this cause shortness of breath?

Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is. ...Read more

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What would cause shortness of breath?

Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more