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Can You Have Heart Disease Without High Blood Pressure
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
Its a risk factor: Its one of the risk factors and if left untreated can cause hypertensiive heart disease. As well. ...Read more
Meds to lower BP: Controlling BP with medications, especially beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics will help to reduce risk of heart injury, heart failure and heart pain (angina). Some of the effects of high BP on the heart can be reversed with these BP meds and optimum control of BP (110-130/60-80). Follow up with primary MD and/or specialists (cardiologist and nephrologist if kidney problems). ...Read more
Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more
Absolutely: Hypertension just one, albeit important, risk factor in a plethora of identifiable risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Lower bps are better, but not absolutely protective. Diabetes, cigarette exposure, blood fat abnormalities, obesity, genetic markers, etc., are among many risk factors that place one at risk beyond high blood pressure. ...Read more
My husband is 58 and has had untreated high blood pressure for 20 years. He won't take medication. He's heavy. Is he at risk for heart disease?
YES: High BP is a silent killer. It causes few symptoms until it's already damaged the heart, brain or kidneys. Usually by then damage is irreversible. Some media reports might confuse people because there's been recent debate about whether treatment is needed for mild hypertension. But it's pretty clear to everyone that anything over 150/90 or so is dangerous, especially over another 20-30 years. ...Read more
Work w/ur family doc: Work w/your family doc & cardiologist to treat heart disease, angina & high blood pressure (BP). 1st make appropriate lifestyle modifications: quit smoking, start exercising regularly, then commit to eating healthy. Enough rest plus meditation can help. Statins are now 1st line drug for anyone w/heart disease. Nitrates are useful for those suffering from angina (chest pain). Many drugs to treat BP ...Read more
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
What are my chances of inheriting heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure, or wearing contacts? Are these things hereditary?
If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .
Increases the risk: Hypertension is one of the risk factors for development of heart disease and stroke. Since you are in the pre-hypertension stage right now, it is the time to get BP within normal range. The best way to lower BP is to exercise regularly, maintain low sodium diet, and keep body weight as close to ideal weight as possible. Normal bmi (body mass index) is 18.5-24.5 (there are calculators online). ...Read more
I read that Zoloft (sertraline) causes qt prolongation. I have high blood pressure & possible heart disease (still being tested). Would Zoloft (sertraline) be safe?
Probably: Zoloft (sertraline) has been used to treat many depressed people who have heart disease. At usually prescribed doses, it does not prolong qt interval. The case reports of cardiac conduction delays have been related to overdose. Since you are concerned, you should ask your cardiologist about your ekg. ...Read more
Some people says high blood pressure tablets brings complications like heart diseases and diabetis is that true?
Artery hardening.: The arterial walls start to thicken and harden in response to elevated blood pressures. This is part of the process that leads to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. High blood pressure is considered one of the primary risk factors for coronary heart disease. Blood pressure is the force. Years of high blood pressure can damage your arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. ...Read more
Well I have high blood pressure, and mit have TB if I do have it will it couse more problems with my kidney and heart disease thank you for your help?
HTN CV disease:
Yes, high blood pressure (Htn) can affect your heart and kidneys by placing to much stress on those organs. It is really unfortunate that you're hypertensive at at 41, and female.
Please get checked by your PCP: you'll likely need a significant change in your lifestyle/diet, and (at least for the immediate future) some medication (s). Please be compliant..... ...Read more
What is involved testing for heart disease? What age should screening start? I'm wondering if I should be tested for heart disease with my regular physical. I'm 45 years old but have some early signs like high blood pressure. What tests are used to screen
Risk factors.: You don't need screening for heart disease per se, but rather for factors that can lead to heart disease. BP, cholesterol, diabetes, weight/BMI are things that one should be screened for. At 45, you should definitely have all of those screens. Also, high blood pressure is not a sign of heart disease, but rather a condition that can lead to heart disease if left untreated. ...Read more
Can high blood pressure cause angina pain? I don't have coronary heart disease. But can get pain on exertion
Yes: When the heart has to work harder because of significant hypertension, it requires more oxygen. In some cases, the oxygen demand may be more then even normal coronary arteries can provide. If that is the case, then after your blood pressure is treated your chest pain should resolve. ...Read more
I have heart disease and high blood pressure but one of my legs are swollen the right leg what is wrong?
Possible DVT: You should be evaluated by your caregiver. Unilateral swelling of an extremity can have multiple causes. In addition to a careful history and examination an ultrasound of the affected vascular drainage of the limb may be useful. ...Read more
What could cause hand to bleed for no reason my dad recently started noticing drops of blood just appearing on top of his hand without him hitting it or hurting it in any way. He has history of heart disease high blood pressure stroke and kidney disease.
He: He may be having issues with abnormal clotting. He should see his doctor, especially given the medical history you have provided. ...Read more
Many forms heart dis: Heart disease can exist in the absence of high blood pressure. Sometimes it can cause very low blood pressure. Also many arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation, are unassociated with blood pressure. Angina can also occur without high bp. Also, high BP may be associated with kidney disease or other problems. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?
Not necessarily: Hypertension is just one of the risk factors for heart disease. If you have a normal blood pressure but weigh 300 pounds, smoke two packs per day, have diabetes, have a high cholesterol, and are a couch potato, the normal blood pressure will probably not be very protective. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction was put on 25mg cozzar pill. Do I take it even if my blood pressure is normal. Heart disease bad in family.
Reasonable to take: Diastolic HF refers to stiffness in the heart muscle where the heart muscle doesn't relax fully after each contraction. Losartan is in a class of medications that helps the heart function better - independent of its effect on blood pressure. The consensus is not universal but overall is considered the right thing to do. Unless you are very sensitive, this dose shouldn't affect your pressure. ...Read more
Low blood pressure 110/70. Concerned. I'm a runner and exercise regularly. History of heart disease in family. Also, third number: bph: 66?
Strong heartbeat at rest. S4 sound during exhalation. No heart disease or other health issues Is it just an issue with sitting or standing quickly? Is the low blood pressure before my appendectomy (1 month ago) related to my strong heartbeat now?
S: 4 during exhalation. This can be normal. Discuss with the listener. ...Read more
What to do if I have high blood pressure. Cancer and heart disease run strong in my family along with diabetes. What are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?
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Ibuprofen) I take aspirin, steroids, have high blood pressure and heart disease and bad internal inflamation. The warning signs concern me. Now what?
Prognosis for untreated stage 3b non small cell lung cancer with low oxygen sats, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and emphysema.
Severe chest pressure & pain. Microvascular heart disease. History of pulmonary hypertension. No relief w/rest. Clear right cath recent. Er?
Heart attack: Enlarged heary, heart attack, coronary heart disease, stroke and many other diseases of the heart, kidney and brain. ...Read more
Hypertrophic N then: Chronic hypertension often cause hypertrophy (thickening of heartwalls) and thus stiffness, and eventually become ischemic (not enough blood) and can dilate (enlarge) etc... Too thick/stiff =can't fill well; ischemic=chest pain/heart attack; dilated/weakened=congestive heartfailure. It is a complicated process which can be mitgated by treating high blood pressure. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...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
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