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Heart problems run in family im 37 been on toporal for 7 years for high BP how well does this med help from heart attack or disease?

Heart problems run in family im 37 been on toporal for 7 years for high BP how well does this med help from heart attack or disease?

Heart disease: Toprol (metoprolol) is a beta blocker which reduces the workload of the heart and lowers blood pressure. A controlled BP itself lowers the risk of heart disease. Toprol (metoprolol) is routinely prescribed when heart disease has been diagnosed as well. Along with keeping your BP under control, exercise, diet and if pertinent smoking cessation and blood sugar control are all good to lower the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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Is it common for a 41 female smoker on BP med press good on thy med level good no other health issues to get a heart attack or heart disease ?

Is it common for a 41 female smoker on BP med press good  on thy med level good no other health issues to get a heart attack or heart disease ?

Heart attack: Generally speaking, the risk of a heart attack in a healthy 41 yo with no family history of the disease is low. However, smoking increase the risk no matter the age. ...Read more

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Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?

Is there a certain kind of fingernail ridges can indicate a heart attack or heart disease. Can someone tell me more about this?

NO!: Heart attack risk factors never show up in fingernails. Neither do heart attacks. Unless you discover something so new that all doctors worldwide should know about it. You would get the nobel prize. This is opposite of several lung diseases that can be discovered with looking at finger nails. ...Read more

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I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?

Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more