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Can You Have Heart Problems With Normal Blood Pressure
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
Yes: If your BP or hr are bad, that may reflect a heart problem, or may ultimately cause a heart problem by putting extra strain. However, some heart problems (like valve problems, coronary arteries blockages, small effusions) may not affect the vital signs in the early stages, although eventually they will as the heart gets worse... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have poor blood circulation even if you have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
If you have a normal blood pressure and heart rate put pain in left arm and gas can you be having a heart attack?
Yes: If you think you're having a heart attack, going online & waiting for an answer is wrong thing to do. You only have 6 hours to prevent irreversible damage. Call 911 or local emergency services immediately. Don't drive yourself b/c you don't want to risk passing out. While waiting, take regular aspirin. For more info, check out http://goo.gl/Ppqxwg, http://goo.gl/biVvFk & http://goo.gl/ig9yPX. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm on blood pressure meds. also people with normal blood pressure.how high can their numbers be at certain times?
Varies: If you are on meds and doing well stay on them and take them regularly It means they are working. BP varied through the day probably between 95 and 140 systolic for the average adult. People believe 120/70 is a solid number but it is not our BP changes minute by minute. Persons with high BP can at times get dangerously high with the diastolic ( lower #) going above 110 which increases risks ...Read more
Can episodic high blood pressure cause your heart to enlarge? I normally have normal blood pressure at rest (120/70) but I struggle with severe anxiety and throughout the day my blood pressure can get very high- especially when I have panic attacks.
Two things: High blood pressure over many years can cause the heart to wear out such that the left ventricle becomes large and weakened. High blood pressure over many years can also predispose to the development of coronary artery disease which can cause chest pain and heart attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for me to have poor blood circulation if I have a normal heart rate and blood pressure?
Sure: Though that said, the most common cause of low BP in patients previously with high BP is meds. That said, as the arteries get stiffer, it's easier to have large swings between your lower and higher bps. Make sure all measurements are being taken at rest and not around times of exercise. ...Read more
Heart disease. Is it possible to have heart disease, or clogged arteries, if you have low / normal blood pressure, and a normal cholesterol level of 187.
Yes. : Yes. There are many kinds of heart disease. "clogged arteries" or coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common in industrialized countries. While high blood pressure, elevated 'bad' cholesterol (ldl) and decreased 'good' cholesterol' increase the risk of cad, there are several other risk factors including male sex, advancing age, premature family history of cad, and smoking history to name a few. In addition, please note that there are many other causes of heart disease above and beyond cad. If you have any symptoms or risk factors, you should seek care from your physician and/or other health care provider for there are many presentations for heart disease. The good news is that there are plenty of effective preventive measures and treatments now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is possible: High blood pressure is a condition that is genetically transmitted but is not associated with any single one gene. It also is associated with advancing age and most people will develop high blood pressure as there age passes 60. Therefore a child of a couple with high prevalence of high blood pressure can still be normotensive when young but can expect to develop high blood pressure later in life. ...Read more
I have no symptoms or irregular heart beat. Normal blood pressure and good heart rate. Why would I have a heart murmur?
Nature/ Genes: Low blood pressure and low pulse may be normal in people who always have been like that. They are of concern when they change significantly from the baseline BP or pulse. Pulses too low at any point of life (less than 40 ) are of concern. Athletes develope pulses in the 50s. Medicines may cause bradycardia in the 50s (digoxin, beta or calcium blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil. ...Read more
Is there anyway to lower your blood pressure if you have dsystolic dsyfunction also I have normal stystolic pressure?
Important to lower: Diastolic dysfunction refers to a stiff ventricle and impaired relaxation of the heart. It is often marked by thickened heart muscle and implies that the heart has seen intermittent high blood pressure. If you have diastolic dysfunction documented on echo, it is important to assess your 24 hr blood pressure with an ambulatory blood pressure monitor to determine if medication is indicated. ...Read more
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