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 19 yr old heart attack?
i am a 19 yr old male with overweight stomach, but in shape everywhere else. i'm having some pain in my bicep area only. should i proceed to the hospital to have it checked out?...


 Is it true that you have maximum 10 years to live after open-heart surgery?

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my mom was told she had 3 years to live by her doctor : (...


 How is caffeine good for the heart and brain?
I need ...


 can a 16 year old girl have a heart attack?
i am experiencing pain between my shoulder blades that seems to be coming out of nowhere.
maybe the last hour or so.
so i came home from school bcuz im not feeling well.
i had a cough ...


 I have to take a treadmill test whilst wired to an ECG on Tuesday?
Do I have to stop taking my beta blockers and if so how long before the test? Thank you in advance all you medical people....


 heart attack?
hi 2 nights ago my boyfriend aged 25 woke up cpmplaining of tension in the abdominal area which was traveling to the heart. this only lasted a few minutes but his heart rate very irregular and he had ...


 i was born with a slight murmur on my heart?
I was just wondering what is this? Does it is amatter that i have a problem with my thryoid gland as well. Would someone mind explaining what a slight murmur is and is it safe or ...


 What is the best first aid/cure for a broken heart?
My heart is bleeding right now. Somebody help me....


 Margarine or butter?

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I like butter myself. I never fry it either....


 Anxiety attacks can they be cured?
Can anxiety attacks be completely cured? For a month now Ive been told I am having anxiety attacks, I can handle the symptoms but obviously i want them to go away, the one symptom I cant handle is ...


 blood pressure reading of 115/70 is this normal or to low? I had just ate like 30 min earlier.?
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 Does angina mean I'm having a heart attack?
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 Is poor circulation associated with heart disease.?
Thank you for your answers
Have a great ...


 What actions should one take after surviving a heart attack?
My mother recently survived a heart attack and had some sort of operation in Taiwan, I'm sketchy of the details but I know she felt it coming on and got to a hospital. She asked me what she ...


 What should the figures read on a blood pressure machine for one to be normal? What is the normal heart rate?
Is 76 too low for the heart and if so what happens then?
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Matador.You have taken the bull by the horns! Thank you for being so thorough....


 In desperate need of help....?
Explain how you cannot catch heart disease:
My science teacher gave me homework to explain how you cannot catch heart disease. I researched and cannot find anything on it and my homework is due ...


 Should i go to the hospital?
i just had my arm bitten off by a shark on my fishing vessel and im not losing that much blood or blacking out so WHAT DO I DO?
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ok im not blacking out or anything and ...


 broken heart = literal heart hurting?
I didn't know it would literally hurt? I thought it was just a figure of speech..

Q: Why does my heart/chest hurt?...


 21 yr/o female. having heart palpatations. chest pain. tightness.?
i can feel my heart hammering in my chest, along with pain in my chest and throat when i breathe. it started with symptoms of tight chest, like someone was sat on it! but now i get these plapatations ...


 I have high cholesterol and I was wondering, can I eat anything that doesn't have cholesterol in it?
I have been eating stuff like Starburst and Skittles because it doesnt have any cholesterol in it but is it still healthy for me to ...



stutteringrocks
how can i help my mom control her blood pressure?
my mom has had high blood pressure since 2-3 years! it is normally around 140-90.. but yesterday it had increased to 150-100.. but today morning when she had again got it checked in the hospital it was 140-90.. but now about 2 hrs ago she had it checked again and it has increased to 180-110.. and she also feels like her head is spinning around..
                      








KStar
Low salt diet , eat bananas, drink orange juice, no stress


alexandrafantasy
Get LOTS of rest, stay in bed, avoid doing anything that needs much energy. Even walking.
Avoid red meat and eat a lot of celery. Celery keeps the blood pressure down.
Honey is good as well. Find the ones that are natural and have the pollen inside, they might be a little expensive though.
Do not do anything that might risk her getting shocked, pumped up, or emotional.

Hope I helped :)


sasyone
I have tried many things for my high blood pressure and so far the best thing which brought my pressure down ten points is green tea,I brew a pot every day and my pressure is 120/70,I do workout on our treadmill every day so I'm sure that helps also.I quit taking blood pressure meds 5 years ago and haven't looked back,its great.Good luck to your mom,tell her their are lots of things out there to help blood pressure besides medicines,she's just got to look and experiment as everyone is different.


kris
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Make sure your mom is always comfortable, try not to stress her (make her work too much or annoy her). Make sure she takes her medications regularly.


tofffees
First of all thanks for looking after your mom..............god bless you .see that she is rested completely cut out salt from her diet..............and let her be busy with something like walking or dancing ...............she must be worrying too much


Miz Lamb
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Maybe her doctor needs to rethink her hypertension meds. All of the meds do not work for all people. I was taking one that wasn't doing a thing. My potassium went through the roof and the doctors came off the ARB/ACE meds for me and now I have a very happy 115/65.

Also less trouble from her kids helps a bunch!!! Don't hassel her! Do your best to help with the housework, yardwork, whatever she wants help with.

I have found it isn't so much our food plans but finding the most appropriate meds works best.


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Try to make her feel as comfortable as she can and don't do anything to get her angry...also call a doctor!!


mburke17
The best way you can help is through love and support. Make sure she is taking her prescribed medication...help her with exercise...and help her cook and eat right.


beachcomber
Call 911!!! If it's 180-110, you need to seek medical attention. The 911 Operator will be able to determine if she needs an ambulance.


anand harsha from jodhpur
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Told your mom after taking meal don't drink cold water. make a cup of boiled water with some drops of lemon and salt in it according to taste, and give to your mom. daily it works try in seven days.


Kiss Kiss
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Ask the doctor to prescribe her a medication that can control it.


barfly
she needs to continue taking her meds and follow up with her doctor as advised. call 911 if her symptoms that you described continue.


Huguette
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with your mother, or her BP readings. She's perfectly normal, and average for the whole population of the Western World, - better than most, in fact. - If only my figures were as good !.

Her systolic pressure (the top one) should be roughly 100 + her age, (give or take roughly about 10 -15),- and the lower reading doesn't really matter but can on average be anywhere between 80 and 100....

She's FINE!!

If you check anybody's figures they go up and down, and down and up, all day..... so what you're describing isn't even unusual. It's the way the body works.

What are you (or she) worried about? the variations? -or the levels?

The levels are absolutely average and what they should be. The variations, -well, if they weren't like that, then you might have cause to worry.

Ignore the numpties here on Answers. Tell Mom to stop worrying. She's in great shape. Get on with her life.

As for calling 911, -sheesh! how will you feel when you get the paramedics there and they say "there's nothing wrong, - why are you calling 911" THERE'S NOTHING WRONG!!
Regards


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