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 When I speak, I don't have enough breath to finish my sentence. Why? It's worrying me no end!?
I exercise an hour each day (brisk walk), mild hypertensive under medication, 130/95 blood pressure, 56+ years old. I do wake up sometimes from a dream (usually being chased or some frantic event) ...


 can crying too much lead to heart disease?
can crying too much harm your health? i've been crying like 2-4 times a week for months now, you know feeling lonely and i'm just emotional
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or is crying good ...


 if you needed a heart transplant ?
and were told by the doctors that it was nearly compatible to your own heart but it might be rejected would you accept it anyway if you knew with out taking it you would die?...


 HELP very worried about my blood pressure?
My blood pressure is a 100 systolic And im really tired and light headed (dizzy) could anyone tell me is this dangerous ive been to docs and he is writing to hospital Thank-...


 If a guy that was about to die in the electric chair had a heart attack should they save him?

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Jerry, thats correct. I just wanted to see how many people knew that tho ...


 is my blood pressure healthy?
i was just at duane reade and took my BP. the first number was 122 the second was 28 and my pulse was 68. is this good? I'm a 19 year old female
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you know, it ...


 Think I'll have a heart attack soon?
My mom had a heart attack at 42. She survived.. scary, though. I know we have heart disease on both sides of the family. What're my chances of a heart attack any time soon if I do not change ...


 Strong random pains in my heart?
Strong random pains in my heart?
I get random strong pain's in my chest (in my heart) from time to time. What could be the cause of this, is it something i should go to a doctor over?
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 I'm having a heart attack, how long do I have till I die? And what should I do?
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 Is It Normal To Feel Your Heart "Moving"?
I don't mean "beating"- I know what that feels like. I don't think it's "palpitations" either, although I could be wrong because I've never had those before, I ...


 tightness around my heart?
I'm five foot three inches tall and about four stone over weight, i've always carried a bit of weight.

Nothing has changed in my diet for the last two years and the only major ...


 my boyfriend has to get his aneurysm fixed tomorrow do you think hes going to be ok?
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 Heart Pain?
I am almost 25 years old. I am a mother to an 8 month old. When she was about 2.5 months old I started noticing pain in my heart. It is when I am sitting still, watching TV, as I type this question ...


 Are all cases of irregular heart beat serious?
I am slightly over weight, I am taking Cerazzette (POP)contraceptive pill and I am 24 years of age. I have just discovered that my heart seems to be missing a beat after every 20 or so beats, I am ...


 heart attack?
But I am not having any symptoms right now. Should I still go?...


 Im scared of dieing.?
Every night im worried someone will kill me, im thinking of getting a gun and keeping it in the bedside table. Is there anything i can do to calm myself down. Sometimes it's all i think about -- ...


 What's wrong with my heart?
For the past seven or so months my heart has been scaring me quite a bit. I have phases where for a couple of weeks around three times a day my heart starts beating stronger. I'm not sure if it ...


 Do you believe doctors should have the last say in a patient's life or should the patient or his family?
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 My friend is having a heart transplant operation at this hour 12:02 AM EST, 12/29/08...Will you say a prayer?
Her name is Vivian...and she is loved by all who know her. She has committed her life to making the community a better place & has always worked hard to help the under-served. If anyone deserves ...


 DOES COFFEE RAISE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?
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Busy Lady 2010
How long should someone wait to go on high blood pressure meds if they are having a reading of 184/111? ?
This happened to my friend yesterday. We just checked it at kmart on a machine. Later that night it was over 200/162. What is wrong with the bottom number??
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200 is high but a bottom number of 162?
                      








purplegirl
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YOu checked it at Kmart!?...you cannot rely on these machines...get it checked at the chemist by the Pharmacist or at the doctors...their machines are reliable and not possibly broken or likely to give a false reading.

Yes those numbers are very alarming but as it was a Kmart test its not something I would totally trust. Please advise your friend to seek medical advice for a proper BP test with a reliable instrument and with medical advice.

If however you know for a fact the machine is accurate and you used it correctly then its cause for immediate alarm and he needs medical attention right now.


swancrazyduck
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doctor visit is urgent esp; if there are other symptoms


Theresa
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Go to the ER now if you do not take anything currently. Even if that Kmart machine is wrong, at least you got it checked. High blood pressure is a serious matter and if its not taken care of you can have an MI (heart attack). If you don't want to go to ER then make an appointment soon or go to your local STAT care. Good Luck and Please have it checked!


karatescientist
they should be hospitalized, that is very dangerous and needs to be managed with a team. who ever this is should be taken to the ER now that is known as malignant hypertension and can cause death


EMmie
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Blood Pressure should never ever be that high. That is a fatal level. Get him to seek medical attention


berrygrl2004
The bottom number should be around 80. Tha's pretty high, and definitely in the catagory of stroke potential. A doctor should be consulted, and it's pretty likely high blood pressure medication will be prescribed.

I'd get to the doctor ASAP. Hypertension is nothing to mess with. Many times it's undetected until it's too late to do anything.

Good luck!


Tigger
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Consult your physician, they will know what's best by your reading taken by a qualified nurse.


Msdeb gee
DONT WAIT GO TO THE DOC OR EVEN TO THE E R THAT IS STROKE LEVEL BEEN THERE NEED MEDICAL ASST NOW PLEASE GO WHEN ITS THAT HIGHT IT PUTS U AT RISK FOR STROKE AND HEART ATTACK AT ANY AGE


Betsy S
Get him to a hospital, before he stokes!


TRUE GRIT
OH my now!!!
I have high blood pressure and please get your friend to a doc because They can have a stroke with it so high!!!


Mike
im no doctor, but that sounds really really bad. really high resting pulse rate too.


J V
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go to a physician. depending on your age, if you are younger there are many things that are wrong that can cause a blood pressure that high all of which need IMMEDIATE attention. Go to the emergency room right now.


triple a
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asap


dr.snowkhat
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If your friend is having any other symptoms like nausea, confusion, pain, or any other significant symptoms he or she needs to go to the hospital immediately.

If the machine was correct, this would, at the very least be considered a hypertensive (high blood pressure) urgency or more seriously an emergency. This type of high blood pressure causes extreme strain on the body and can be detrimental to his or her body and life.

Please have them see a physician today and let us know how they are doing.

Normal bp should be 120/70 (systolic/diastolic).

Again, have them see a doctor or go to the ER asap.


essentiallysolo
That high a blood pressure can be fatal. Urge your friend to see a doctor as soon as possible.


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