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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   concerned about my hypertension
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   32 years old
User :   weight 72 kilos
Doctor :   WHat is your height?
User :   diagnosed with slightly wider ascending aorta 40mm
User :   176 cm
User :   scoliosis
User :   also hypertension
Doctor :   DO you have any regurgitation from arotic valove?
Doctor :   or aortic stenosis?
User :   sorry i don't get it
User :   im not english
User :   aortic valve seems to be ok
User :   42 mm
Doctor :   Are there any valvular problems?
User :   no
User :   my point is im getting chest pains
User :   my cardio says it's not heart related
Doctor :   Did the cardiologist tell you any thing abnormal about your aorta?
User :   yes, it is wider 40 mm and valve has 42mm
User :   didn't know why it is
User :   why this is
User :   my question to you is
Doctor :   I want diagnosis
Doctor :   So what is the query?
User :   im 32 and i masturbate since 15 years old
User :   sometimes 2 3 times a day
User :   i've noticed my tension jumps to even 160/100 when i do that
User :   if i was doing this for last 15 years
User :   can this be a source of my problems?
Doctor :   Are you under treatment for high BP?
Doctor :   Is it under control?
User :   yes i am
Doctor :   many people do masturbation. But they will not get High BP
User :   ok so you think in my case i should restrict this or quit this
Doctor :   But defintely any increased physical activity, sympathetic activity will raise the bllood pressure
Doctor :   I can not attribute your mastutbation to the size of the aorta
Doctor :   As long as your Blood pressure is under control , you can masturbate 3 times week
Doctor :   Did answer your query?
Doctor :   DO you have any other queries?
User :   can wider aorta be the source of my chest pain?
Doctor :   There is a disease called called Aortic Dissection
Doctor :   In that Aorta will be wider
Doctor :   That causes severe chest pain
Doctor :   But chest pain after assurance from your cardiologist is not from Aortic Dissection
User :   i see
Doctor :   So When your cardiologist say that the chestpain is not from Heart u have to trust him
Doctor :   Dissections is very severe emergency problem
Doctor :   It is not a chronic problem
User :   can wider aorta produce any sounds when stretching or spreading after getting up from bed?
Doctor :   So bottom line, the wider aorta is not the cause for chest pain.
Doctor :   no
User :   ok so in my case i should seek more like orthopedic advice
Doctor :   for scoliosis?
User :   i think so
Doctor :   Tell me why you want to consult Ortho?
User :   my chest hurts when i do things like bending over or lifting something
User :   or when i do excersise
Doctor :   ok
User :   like swim,ing pool
Doctor :   Yes
User :   it hurts also when in static position like sitting sometimes
Doctor :   Yes
User :   and when i spread my arms behind
Doctor :   Consult Ortho
User :   it does weird sound
User :   located where my heart sits
Doctor :   misculoskeletal pain presents as heart pain
Doctor :   Both are in chest
Doctor :   To make sure you have no heart disease, get the stress test
User :   i was also diagnosed with reflux but even when i take meds
User :   it still pains
User :   even when on diet
Doctor :   That is one reason for chest pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had stress test
User :   went ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   130/80 and no pain
Doctor :   then it is acidity and muskulosketelat problem causing
Doctor :   causing chest pain
User :   ok
User :   you helped me
User :   thanks
Doctor :   As long as it is not heart that is safe
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   Bye'
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