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Can Low Blood Pressure Cause Chest Pain
On celexa (citalopram) 20mg for 6 days. Perscribed for chest pain they said was related to anxiety. Already have low blood pressure, getting lower, is this safe?
Celexa (citalopram): Should not affect BP or cause chest pains. ...Read more
Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
I am lightheaded with low blood pressure and chest pain as well with loss of appetite. I have a history with PE as well.
Get Checked!: I do not know the reason for your original pulmonary embolism, but with the symptoms you are describing there are a multitude of issues possible. The most concerning is the possibility of a recurrent pulmonary embolus. You should be seen in the ER as soon as possible for further evaluation in order to make sure this is not a life threatening issue! ...Read more
Could low blood pressure cause chest pain/tightness (also lightheaded)? BP is currently 89/43 which is low for me. HR is 98bpm. What should I do?
Hypotension: I recommend heading to the ER & have them examine you, for your safety. ...Read more
You answered: It is good, you know your problem and then easy to solve your stress, adjust to your environment, have healthy habits diet exercise, avoid smoking drinking and drugs cardiac problems rare at your age yet need to be checked, if necessary nothing wrong in seeing a professional to help you. And salve the problems forever ...Read more
I have low blood pressure, high pulse, dizzyness, light headed, chest pain and I pass out. What could be wrong? Doctors haven't been able to help me
Vapors: Many possibilities: diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, hemorrhage from any cause (eg from heavy menses), addison's disease, interstitial nephritis, ingestion of various medicines or drugs, cardiac arrhythmia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, pulmonary embolism, cardiac tamponade, infection from any cause with fever, and on and on. You need an internal medicine evaluation. ...Read more
Had pericardial window 2 weeks ago. Slowly recovering. Tire easily, left chest pain low blood pressure fast heart rate. How long could recovery take?
Check with your doc: You want to check with your surgeon. There may be fluid in your chest. Check as fast as possible to make sure there is no additional issue. A cxr may be useful. ...Read more
What happens if I go to the ER with low blood pressure after taking nitrostat (nitroglycerin) (pills for chest pain) will it show up in blood work?
No: It will not show up in blood work and it won't show up in your BP either because it wears off in about 10 minutes. ...Read more
What would cause my resting blood pressure to increase in a matter of days from approx 133/85 to 160/112? It's been as high as 194/122. No chest pain
Hi, I'm getting sharp chest pain at random for 3 to 5 seconds only? I'm working in IT company. Blood pressure is normal. What would be the cause?
Not enuf info: Although it's impossible to say, my guess would be a muscular source because of it's marked brevity. Cardiac pain is neither sharp nor that brief. GI tends to be burning or gnawing with loss of appetite and/or nausea. Arthritis usually is on-going. Do certain movements or positions make it worse? Can you find trigger points by compressing the area that hurts? That would reinforce the dx. ...Read more
I have lung disease and on exertion very breathless. My heart races when walking etc. My pulse is erratic and I have very low blood pressure also diab?
The question is?: To get the most out of this public site, you list background information and ask a related question. You have listed a few health problems but no clear question. You are welcome to start over, but keep these items in mind. ...Read more
Not enough info: Depends on the type of pain. Would see a health professional. ...Read more
Difficult: We can help you more when you give us more to work with. Chest pain in young women is more often related to their swallowing tube/stomach than anything else. Timing and type of pain, association with eating, exercise or laying down give us more to focus on. Could be chest wall, lungs, etc. You are welcome to start over & give us more to work with. Posts are not linked. ...Read more
The number one thing to exclude here is heart attack or other serious heart rhythm problem with an urgent electrocardiogram (heart tracing). Other possibilities include thyroid problem or serious infection.
Needs urgent assessment in the nearest emergency centre to rapidly assess for and exclude potentially serious causes. All the best. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Chest pain can occur for a variety of reasons; ischemic heart disease, esophageal spasm, dissecting aortic aneurysm, mitral valve prolapse, pericarditis, pulmonary embolis, pneumonia, chest wall pain (costochrondritis), pleurisy, etc. Your BP looks good and since you have "no other symptoms" the cause is most likely benign. If other symptoms develop seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
Yes!: Angina type pain comes when the muscle of the heart gets stretched or the heart perceives it is not getting enough oxygen. Even high blood pressure without coronary artery disease can cause angina type pain, but you must first make sure there is no CAD and must make sure to control the blood pressure! Most people with high blood pressure however have no symptoms. ...Read more
What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean last like 5 minutes I suffer from high blood pressure take med?
Normal blood pressure 130/80 all medical tests good but still get chest pain. Doctor again says nothing is wrong.
27 y/o, normal blood test & EKG 1/2 yr ago. Returning chest pain, hr 67 bpm, blood pressure good, palps now very frequent every night past 2 wks.?
Is it normal to have high blood pressure (140/90 and more) when doing daily activity like standing for a long time? Also chest pain/discomfort?
Hi, I'm male, been having on and off chest pain on the right side. I'm skinny and have normal blood pressure but it still worries me. Have had it 1week
Get a physical: A good physical with cardiac/pulmonary assessment will help you - if no cardiac/lung findings then this can be from a variety of causes, muscular, bone, etc ...Read more
My blood pressure was 181/131. I'm not having chest pain just pressure. I have CHF and a enlarged heart. Do I need to go tree o the ER or extra meds?
Have high blood pressure, on amlodipine and levothyroxine. Feeling chest pain/congestion around heart especiallly when stressed. Best way2 calm down?
Blood pressure: Need to be sure your thyroid levels are normal on your lt4. Learning meditation is a good way to calm down. A start is consciously slowing your breathing down and telling yourself slowly to breath in, then out slowly. This is a first step to learning to bring yourself down. ...Read more
Can reflux make your chest feel full? Palpitations feel weak and slow. Constant headaches with chest pain. Normal blood pressures breathless heavy
What can cause dizziness and lightheadedness and chest pains but EKG is fine as well as blood pressure? Have totally passed out and couldn't see
Arrythmia/Valve: This could be an intermittent dysrythmia/arrythmia and could also be a heart valve issue (less likley). It could also be dehydration, anxiety and some other more obscure diagnosis. Get over to your doctor or emergency room and get checked out. If this occurs again, go to the er or call 911. ...Read more
What can cause sudden stroke/seizure symptoms with sudden onset of cardiac edema, low blood pressure and chest pressure in a non epileptic geriatric?
Stroke heart attack: Stroke is a lack of blood flow to an area in the brain, in can be due to a rupture of blood vessel, a clot or a weak blood flow like in low blood pressure, one of the symptoms of stroke can be a seizure, a heart attack can cause chest pressure low blood pressure and edema and subsequently predispose to an stroke due to lack of enough blood flow to the brain. Seizure can happen in non epileptics. ...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
Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more
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