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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?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I am lightheaded with low blood pressure and chest pain as well with loss of appetite. I have a history with PE as well.

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

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Slight pressure in chest. blood in saliva. blood on back of tongue left side. quit smoking 3 years ago. worried it may be lung cancer.

Slight pressure in chest. blood in saliva. blood on back of tongue left side. quit smoking 3 years ago. worried it may be lung cancer.

Blood in saliva: and in mouth indicates the need for you to see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't self-diagnose. There are a number of possibilities. Congrats on quitting smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Help please! could cancer cause low blood pressure?

Help please! could cancer cause low blood pressure?

Not directly : Low BP can occur in cancer due to dehydration or severe infections and some chemotherapy agents. It can also occur if there has been significant weight loss. But isolated low blood pressure in someone who is otherwise healthy is unlikely to be due to cancer. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure risky for cancer patients?

Low blood pressure risky for cancer patients?

No problem: Low blood pressure is never a medical problem unless you are symptomatic, such as dizziness and light headed. If not, no worries! if so, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure in cancer patients dangerous?

Is low blood pressure in cancer patients dangerous?

Can Be: Low BP can be dangerous. Please discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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