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Cause of my BP sitting is at 113/80 p 99 & then standing is at 102/76 p 103? Heart attack? Tachy? Htn & pcos zestoretic provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Cause of my BP sitting is at 113/80 p 99 & then standing is at 102/76 p 103? Heart attack? Tachy? Htn & pcos zestoretic provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Probably. Normal: It is not significant drop. This drop in BP could be from medication you take. Or increase in pulse. Your medication may need to be decreased. You should discuss with your. Doc. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Hi I'm 26 f 256 pounds obese. I hv type 2 diabetes PCOS. Cholesterol 206 BP 140/110. Will I have a heart attack. How should I lose weight. Any advice?

Hi I'm 26 f 256 pounds obese. I hv type 2 diabetes PCOS. Cholesterol 206 BP 140/110. Will I have a heart attack. How should I lose weight. Any advice?

Dietician: Your medical problems are very concerning and I assume you're under the care of a physician but an endocrinologist and gynecologist should collaborate on your care. You may be prescribed metformin and blood pressure medication, but you should also consult a dietician who will set your goal for weight reduction and outline an appropriate diet. Without treatment stroke and heart disease can develop. ...Read more

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Why is there an increased risk for venous thrombosis after haviong a heart attack?

Why is there an increased risk for venous thrombosis after haviong a heart attack?

Inactivity: I agree with dr hansen, the number one reason would be inactivity from being hospitalized. However there is also a hypercoagulable state from the inflammation of the heart attack itself. ...Read more

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Are people recently diagnosed with lymphoma at an increased risk for heart attack if they already have heart disease?

Are people recently diagnosed with lymphoma at an increased risk for heart attack if they already have heart disease?

Not really: Lymphoma does not affect your risk of hear attack. But one of the chemotherapy drugs (adriamycin or doxorubicin) can be toxic to the heart and cause weakness of the heart muscle when used to treat lymphoma after a period of multiple treatments. ...Read more

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What are other reasons other than heart attack for increased level of troponin?

What are other reasons other than heart attack for increased level of troponin?

Any heart problem: Troponin is an enzyme released by damaged heart muscle. While the major cause is a heart attack, and large increases are usually due to this, almost any condition affecting the heart can cause small increases. Viral infections of the heart, pulmonary embolus or medial procedures such as angioplasty often result in increases of troponin. ...Read more

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How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

How does increased heart rate due to stress result in a heart attack?

Increased rate: Your heart needs blood to function, if it's working harder, it needs more oxygen. If your heart blood vessels can't deliver the extra oxygen, areas of your heart become. ...Read more

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What to do if I used to smoke on the contaceptive pill, have I increased my risk of heart attack?

What to do if I used to smoke on the contaceptive pill, have I increased my risk of heart attack?

Avoid smoking: You should not smoke in a contraceptive pill. Your risk of a clot increases. Like dvt. Also your risk of coronary artery disease may increase too. Newer pills are much better and risk of DVT are lower. But, why taking a chance? ...Read more

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Does angina increases the odds of heart attack? If I had an angina attack over the weekend, does that mean I'm at increased risk of having a heart attack?

Does angina increases the odds of heart attack? If I had an angina attack over the weekend, does that mean I'm at increased risk of having a heart attack?

Very possibly: Heart attack risk increases when angina accelerates. If your angina is occurring with increased frequency, duration, severity or occurs at a lower workload, you should see your doctor as your risk is increased. If your angina came on over the weekend doing something that always causes it, your risk is unchanged. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of heart attack when suspending aspirin therapy for the 3 days prior to a minor surgery?

Is there an increased risk of heart attack when suspending aspirin therapy for the 3 days prior to a minor surgery?

Seven days: If you are suspending aspiring before surgery to avoid intraoperative bleeding, 3 days is not enough. Should be at least 7 days. If the surgery it's a minor surgery and do not involve eye, plastic, ear, brain, it may be ok to continue aspirin. But, that decision is between your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Aspirin create a platelet dysfunction that may increase risk of bleeding in surgery. ...Read more

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NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

Risk/ benefit: NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. Steroids possess numerous side effects, far too many to list here, but the profile is different from NSAID's in many respects. All meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen) have risks. Follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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Can a teen have a heart attack?

Can a teen have a heart attack?

Heart attack: Its rare but can happen if they have underlying pathology that can lead to very premature heart disease. ...Read more

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A heart attack is caused by whata?

Traditionally: By a ruptured cholesterol plaque in the coronary artery. ...Read more

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Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Symptoms of heart attack in women?

Same as in men: Same as in men, but maybe more subtle. .. Chest pain, possible arm or neck pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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Does heart attack always mean pain?

Not always: Typical symptom is chest pain however heart attacks could present with shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, etc. About a fourth or more of heart attacks are estimated to be silent, i.e. Without symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a silent heart attack or mi?

Heart attack: The usual heart attack has severe chest pain and gets the patient's attention real well. Some people have a heart attack and don't know it. We usually find this during testing. When we find evidence of a heart attack that had no symptoms, that's called a 'silent' heart attack. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Are the symptoms of heart attack bad?

Yes!!!!!!!: Any symptoms of heart attack are bad. It's an attack! ...Read more

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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...Read more

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What are common heart attack symptoms?

What are common heart attack symptoms?

Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exertion and progresses to pain at rest. Some feel heart burn like symptoms and some never have an y symptoms at all. Remember women tend to have atypical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Am I at risk of having a heart attack?

Cardiac risk: That is difficult to answer without more information about your medical and genetic history ...Read more

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What is a mild heart attack defined as?

What is a mild heart attack defined as?

Mild.: Minimal elevation of troponin, no hemodynamic compromise, no st elevation, preservation of ejection fraction, no wall motion abnormality on echocardiogram or in ventriculogram, no lethal arrythmia. ...Read more

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What are some signs off a heart attack?

What are some signs off a heart attack?

Severe chest pain: You get a severe chest pain across your breast bone radiating to your arms, jaw & or epigastric area associated with nausea, shortness of breath & profuse sweating, feeling weak & looking pale. If you have this symptoms take aspirin, nitroglycerine & get to emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms in women?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation.
Angina= neck pain or "feeling"
impending doom!
anxiety
shortness of breath
diaphoresis
='sweaty clammy
nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of heart attack?

What are early symptoms of heart attack?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Could a young woman have a heart attack?

Absolutely: There are rare problems in children.
Most after 45
some in young adults with smoking, diabetes, obesity, bad behavior- Cocaine etc.
After that anytime up to 100
women are at risk along with us guys! ...Read more

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What should you do during a heart attack?

Take an aspirin, 911: Take a single adult Aspirin and call an ambulance. Do not drive a car or (unless you are in the middle of nowhere) have a person drive you either. ...Read more

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Is it true u can have a heart attack at 46?

Is it true u can have a heart attack at 46?

Yes: Heart attacks can strike at any age in those with risk factors: family history, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, drug use. Minimizing risk factors will decrease the chance of having a heart attack at any age. ...Read more

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What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

What is the sign of a heart attack for men?

Many, or none.: Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sweating, shortness of breath, "heartburn" or abdominal pain, dizziness, lightheadedness or no symptoms. Call 9-1-1 if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

2aspects to consider: Classic sx included chest pain, radiation to jaw, shoulder, sweats, short of breath. Important to note some, esp women & diabetics (that's a lot of people) don't always have classic sx. It's esp important to consider context too. What risk factors are present: overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet, tob use, high bp, diabetes, cholesterol & related biomarkers, & other inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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Could I have a heart attack at 22 years old?

Could I have a heart attack at 22 years old?

Heart attack: It is possible to have a heart attack at age 22 but it is very rare. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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