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 How bad is this blood pressure?260 over 120?
My mother went to the ER yesterday around 200 over 110. They sent her home. Well, she went back today and they admitteed her. Last I heard it was 260 over 120 and after meds it had dropped about 20...


 My 15 year old son has 198/115 blood pressure, he is 5'9" and 140 lbs. Could this be hereditary?
My son was diagnosed with high blood pressure. His dad had high blood pressure and his grandfather died of a stroke at 33. His blood pressure was 198/115. His doctor put him on lisconipren. Is ...


 What causes a heart attack at 22 years old? Is it possible if you are normal weight?
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 What should i do if i think i had a Stroke or heartattack?
Well what happened was i was playing Ps2 All of sudden my Chest felt like somone was standing on it so i went in bed then all of sudden my Arms felt like they going to sleep like when ur feet does ...


 blood pressure up a bit could this give me headache & fell dizzy blood pressure is 138/105?
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 Unusual heart beat episodes?
I'm pretty healthy, and have never been diagnosed with heart problems. But I've had MANY episodes where, out of nowhere, my heart will beat extremely fast, ranging from 10 seconds to 20 ...


 what happens if you don't treat high blood pressure?

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if it's around 150/100...


 wha can i do to lower blood pressure?
what can i do to lower blood pressure. i know about exercise and healthy eating. what about ...


 my cholesterol leval is 6.9 which i think is dangerously high but my doctor says i dont need medication?
i think i do how high does it have to go to get help it is hereditary am i a walking heart attack or do i need to change doctors im 24...


 HELP MY FRIEND IS DYING!!!?
MY FRIEND KEEPS SHAKING AND HIS HEART IS BEATING REALLY FAST.HE HAS ASTHMA AND HE ALREADY USED HIS PUMP BUT IT DOESN'T STOP.THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE.WHAT SHOULD I DO!!...


 At what point is a person's blood pressure considered too low?
My mom was put on a new blood pressure medication by her doctor, and now her blood pressure is 97 over 58...I've been trying to find answers on how low can someone's blood pressure gets ...


 I'm a 14 year old w/ a weird heartbeat.?
It's been happening for a couple days. Here is a estimate heartbeat that is the pattern I feel. I know teens have heart palpitations sometimes and it's normal, I sometimes get one, like ...


 How can my dad lower his blood pressure without taking drugs?
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 how to cure a broken heart?
i really love my girl but her father dosent want her with me they even move to florida he dosent let her use the phone or computer so wat should i do?...


 Should she take her pill today?
Hi, I'm posting this for my mom:

I've got a problem I thought your Answers people might help with - my blood pressure is low, anyway -107/74 (not low, but not high) - and yet, I ...


 can anyone tell me how a person would feel,if they were havin a heart attack? is there much pain.?
i hear many people dying suddenly from heart attacks? and yet they think they have indigestion?? how long can it last and what exactly happens?? does the person feel much pain?...


 how can i lower my blood pressure?
its very ...


 my friend has fainted 3 times over the pat 3 weeks, what could be wrong?
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 blood preasure 150/120?
i am 70 latley preasure is all over the place bottom from 100 to 140such as 130/116 ,150/132...


 Sometimes I have chest pains like I'm being stabbed in the heart or something?
I am 17 and when I was 14 or so and I would have to run in P.E. I started to get these chest pains. It was only happening every once in a while, but within the last 4 months or so, it happens very ...



thesunshineking
Do you believe doctors should have the last say in a patient's life or should the patient or his family?
                      








Dan93
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Dude I don't know.


L_H Qutub(Retired)
You have asked a technical question!
The doctor is under oath not disclose any secret information of patient, the doctor should be present ethically and morally when a family visits for a last say to the patient; as he can be called in the witness box, regarding any legal matter/s.
There has been many false claims of heritage and other legal matter which cannot be written on the web.
Hope you are a good reader between the lines.


Chulan2
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Well , family, cuz he spend ed his life with his family then the doctor thats why.


Rendevous
the only way that anyone is making any decisions about my life is if i am in a coma and cant help my self,if i have to go on life support however i have already authorized my dad to pull the plug but i don't think my mom would allow him. so i would say the patient and the family member who u know u can depend on are the ones who should be making any decisions.


bonbon
I believe in self-determination - the patient decides. If the patient has made his wishes known to family (advance directive) and has a decisionmaker (proxy), the family should have the say, but the advance directive can be misinterpreted. In situations where there is brain death, it could be any of those people, but no matter what, it should be managed with care and consideration of all involved.

I am a nurse administrator and I can say that each time a case like this comes up, there is something unique to each situation. However, some guiding principles, if understood, can help make decisions easier and more sound.


nagirl4ever2000
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Doctors should not have the last say in a patient's life. She/he may give suggestions as far as health issues but other than that I believe that its up to the "patient" him/herself as to how she/he should live out the remainder of her/his life. Unless the "patient" cannot communicate then the family should have the last say only if that "relative" is very CLOSE to that patient and would know what the patient would want and like his/her life to be.


SUDHIR M
NO NOT AT ALL. THEY SEE THEIR BUSINESS ONLY . NOT THE LIFE OF PATIENT. SO IT SHOULD BE WITH PATIENTS RELATIVES ONLY. BECAUSE THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE SUFFERERS AND WORRIED ALSO.


<3pinkdiamonds
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Patient or family depending on who can speak out. But definitely not the doctor unless for some specific medical reason. Whose life is it? The patient of course, I assume that people would want to be in charge of whether they want to live or not. If you could live or die, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want someone else to make that decision for you.


Chrissy
http://www.agingwithdignity.org/5wishes.html

Everyone should have an advanced directive...noting what their wishes are. If a patient does not have one, and is not able to make decisions for themselves, then depending on the state, a family member will make the decision - usually husband, then children, etc. A doctor can have an opinion, but should not make the final decision.


Some Guy
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Having gone through this I can tell you that even if you set something up like a living will, in the end the Dr. will pretty much tell the family what he thinks and lead you down that road. If push comes to shove he may actually try to force his will on you by legal means. I became very disillusioned about this when my sister was sick years ago. We decided that if she were to "crash" that we didn't want extreme measures taken to save her because of the severity of her condition. That is exactly what we meant...."EXTREME". We did want some life saving measures taken if they might help. At one point we were in the room when a nurse came in and she was asking a question about medication. Then she offhandedly made the comment that, "Oh, she's just on comfort measures anyway." That is NOT what we wanted or agreed to. That just means they'll give them drugs to keep them comfortable until they are dead. We immediately called a meeting with the supervisor and got that straightened out. When the doctor found out later he kept pushing us to let her go. If we weren't so protective of her they would have just done what they wanted. We finally had an argument about it and got it straightened out. It turned out that she recovered from that incident and lived another year and a half. There's no doubt in my mind that she wouldn't have if we left it to the doctor and hospital staff. You need to explain your wishes to the doctor...even talk to the hospital's patient advocate if you need to. Be very clear and then DILIGENTLY make sure that's what's happening.

Best Wishes! :)


Willy
The family, but they should listen to the doc as well. Sometimes what family thinks is best, is not.


Mel W
The patient should certainly have the right to determine how an illness will be treated, or not treated. If the patient is unable to decide, then the nearest family member should decide. This why everyone should have a living will.


apocalypse7489
the patient should have the last say, because its their own life...
n doctor should respect that....


Ichiban Ninja 一番 ?者
The patient, if he can speak. His family otherwise.


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