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 Chest pain question please help?
So I am 34 with panic attacks and a smoker, (know I shouldnt) also have GERD. I was diagoned with whitecoat hypertension, but is normal when I am home. I was having strange chest pains couple weeks ...

 What should the difference be between the systolic and the diastolic pressure?
My BP is 114/87. I think the numbers are too close together. What is the normal difference between the systolic and the diastolic pressure?...

 my heart or my head???????,,?
they say hes a player but i dont want to believe it....

 Once a person gets on blood pressure meds...?
How long til their blood pressure goes down?...

 Am I overreacting by fearing a heart attack?
I just turned 30, run 25 miles a week, can run a mile in less than 5 minutes, lift weights once a week, eat fairly healthy, not overweight at all. But one of my great-grandfathers died of a heart ...

 Does it hurt victim if they go into cardiac arrest?
would it hurt them or would they feel no ...

 How long can I retain a 153/100 Blood Pressure and be safe? And...?
My blood pressure is 153/100 and has been like that since my Dr. visit a few months ago (my last dr visit before that was 3 years ago).
How long is it safe for my bp to be this high? My dr didn&#...

 Is heart disease still the #1 cause of death in America?
My health teacher told me it was cancer but when I looked it up it was not....

 my blood preasure is 143 over 103 should I go to a hospital or just normal high?

 My husband & I have high blood pressure & control with meds. Is it safe to go into a hot tub?
We want to be safe in our new hot tub, will the hot water cause our pressure to go up dangerously?...

 How to lower blood pressure without medication?
how can blood pressure be lowered without medication? what foods help lower a person's bp?...

 Mitral Valve Prolapse with Severe Chest Pains - Any doctors on here?
Three years ago I had an echo cardiogram with doppler to check my heart because I was having pains. The conclusion from my doctor was that I have mitral valve prolapse and a leaky valve(regurgitation?...

 Has anyone had a heart attack and is now able to look back and see what symptoms they had and they missed?
I was just curious to hear from people that may have had a heart attack and later realized there were signs they were concerned of and didn't check or just didn't know what it was.

 Is there something wrong with me?
I'm a fifteen year old female. I have a really bad diet but i'm certainly not overweight. I am active and I am a ski racer. But today in Biology we were taking our heart rates and i kept on ...

 I am 24 and I have been having chest pains for the past couple of weeks.?
I am 24 and I have been having chest pains for the past couple of weeks. The pain is located on the left side of my chest, around the area where my heart is located. What could this mean?...

 How to calm down your heart?
This is a little hard for me to explain, but lately over the past few months my heart has been beating faster at random times.

And occassionally it feels like it skips a beat and I can'...

 is it possible to get rid of blood pressure?

 Just found out husband needs a major bypass surgery asap?
It's called an aorta bi-femoral bypass. Until yesterday, I'd never heard of it. Unfortunately he didn't do well on a stress test that would have cleared him for this bypass, so it'...

 what is the purpose of the coronary blood vessels?why is it so dangerous for them to become blocked?
and what can be done for a person who has blocked coronary blood vessels?...

 Heart ultrasound question?
Will I be able to wear a bra when I have my heart ultrasound???
It's the first one I've had for my newly descoverrd heart murmur?
Thanks ...

My cholesterol level was 191 on my blood test. Do I need to go to the ER?
My doctor took a blood test from me and told me it was high but not high enough to worry about. I am a very paranoid person and I was wondering if I do indeed need to go to the ER and if this guy is a quack.

AH! Munster
u might want to just to be safe normal cholesterol should be at 140

Go to another doctor and ask his opinion. 191 seems like a lot.

eat some cheerios(:

Most older people worry when theirs is at 250+ so you're good. Below 200 is still in the normal range.

NO!!! My dad has that in the 200s dont worry about it.

no you need a diet

ER docs do not want to see you if you are not bleeding, broken, shot, stabbed or having a heart attack. those conditions are why they became ER docs. your lipid level is not an emergency...diet and exercise will change your numbers.

Normal cholesterol is up to 200 mg/dl. It is OK.

Get another test done by another doctor 191 for L D L cholesterol is high and at a dangerous level. Stop eating saturated fats- (animal fats.) Have a doctor put you on medication to bring it down. I have found drinking a small glass of red wine each night will help lower L D L level Don't wind up like i did having a stint put in .

You do not need to go to the ER just because your cholesterol is 191. It is slightly high but not enough for you to be worried about. You can most likely get it lowered yourself by exercising and eating a better diet. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water. Don't eat a lot of carbs, and don't eat a lot of junk food that is high in saturated fat. Read all food labels carefully and watch saturated and trans fats.
My husband takes Lipitor, but his level is 213. So you are o.k. Just need to be careful and you can lower it yourself. My total cholesterol (good and bad) is 139. That is excellent. I eat oat meal every single morning, and I have been eating oatmeal since I was 2 years old. The doctor says that is probably why mine is so good. So eat oatmeal - it is excellent for lowering cholesterol, as is cheerios. Here is a web page that will help you. Stop worrying about it. You will be fine.


No that's not that high, give me a break.

You might want to ask your doctor...and consider how high your blood pressure is and what other risks you may have for heart disease...overweight, history of heart disease, etc...
but 191 is below 200 which is usually where you want it to be...
You also need to look at the LDL and HDL bad and good cholesterol.. and triglycerides. Exercise helps the good cholesterol

You may need to have your cholesterol checked more often than every five years if one or more of these situations applies to you:

Your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or more.
You are a man over age 45 or a woman over age 50.
Your HDL (good) cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL.
You have other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

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