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Can High Cholesterol Cause 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
↑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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possible causes for shortness of breath and irregular heart rate 85 yo male has high BP and hiadle hernia? Resting rate of 46, but was 85-130
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)
Could mast cell disorder cause tachycardia no hypertension, chronic sinus problems, brain fog, sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath very high ige?
Most common symptoms: Fatigue skin lesions (urticaria pigmentosa) and itching abdominal discomfort nausea and vomiting diarrhea food and drug intolerance olfactive intolerance infections (bronchitis, rhinitis, and conjunctivitis) ear/nose/throat inflammation anaphylaxis (shock from allergic or immune causes) episodes of very low blood pressure (including shock) and faintness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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