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I had uterine cancer. I had a partial hystroctromy at 24. My blood work came back with high amounts of CA 125. What typically are the next steps?

Work up. Two assumptions. Partial hysterectomy was adequate to Nall endometrial Ca. Also at your age ovary's were left behind. Ca125 is not a diagnostic marker intermittently elevated in ovarian Ca, liver disease and other neoplasms. It can only be used for monitoring known disease. Now work up with CAT scan of abdomen necessary and biopsies to be taken if any lesion seen. 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. Youf husband is not thinking right. With high blood pressure he is at risk for strokes, heart disease, kidney failure. She should have a full work up at be treated. Read more...
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...

I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

It is POSSIBLE. that your doctor may want to adjust the dose of medication you are taking. Do not do this by yourself but please return to your doc for an exam. Peace and good health. Read more...
Check again. Go get your BP checked again. Your diet and exercise changes may have improved your BP to the point you no longer need the medicine. Nice work! Good luck! Read more...

Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Many Risks. Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems you should see your family practice physician. Read more...

What people are at risk for high blood pressure?

Age, gender +more. There are many risk factors for developing high blood pressure. Older age, male gender, african-american race, obesity, not exercising, a family history of high blood pressure, high salt diet, and excess alcohol have all been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure. Read more...