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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   MY DOCTOR SAY I NEED A DIFIBULATOR WITH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE PRESSURE IS 157 OVER 75 TO 85 WITH HEART RATE OF ABOUT 70. hE SAYS HE DOES NOT KNOW WHY MY HEART IS WEAK. He has put a camera into my heart does not find blockage needing stints or any thing just weak. With a echocardogram he the first time I believe I heard him say it was operating at 38% . I went to a referal of his who installs them. supposedly listen to the echo that my doctor did and said he would schedule an appointment for me to have one installed. I am 68 years old and work every day. I own an pest control company hear in houston. I am not short of breath, tired at any time. The type of work I do is inspections for home buyers so I am in attic, crawling under houses. I do three a day plus other work that an service person would do. my day consists of getting up at 6am with no alarm clock not tired even though i do not got to bed till about midnight that is 7 days a week. I had gum problems for about 2 years and did not take care of it till recently I have been told that gum problems can have an effect on the heart. what concerns me is my doctor says that is not true and cafeene has not effect on the heart. He has not told me to limit my salt. I am just concerned as to his motive. He not says he told me that my heart was operating at 20%.
Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
Doctor :   Iam Dr.
User :   maybe you can help me decide what to do
Doctor :   There is lot of additional information in your questions
Doctor :   consise
Doctor :   what is your Question?
User :   does gum problems and caffeene help cause heart problems
Doctor :   When coffeine is excess it will increase the heart rate
Doctor :   Then it is problem
Doctor :   But if you sip little half cup 2 times a day it is not an issie
Doctor :   Gum problem will not cause heart problemn
Doctor :   What else?
User :   I have several dentists for customers and they all tell me that they had to study the effects on the heart
Doctor :   It is concurrance
User :   that is why i ask
Doctor :   Purely it is concurrence
Doctor :   HIV patyient can get Heart disease but u can not say HIV is casiing heart disease
Doctor :   They are different entities
Doctor :   So treat-them different
Doctor :   But in diabetic , gums problems are more common
Doctor :   Tere is always research
User :   With a heart that is just weak and not knowing why or what reason caused it is it possible to cause a heart to become stronger
Doctor :   you have BP
Doctor :   That is weakening ur heart
User :   BP???
User :   BLOOD PRESSURE OK
Doctor :   You said yo have Blood pressure
User :   iS IT POSSIBLE TO HELP INCREASE THE STRENGHT BY EXERCISE
Doctor :   no
User :   OK THANKS HAVE A GOOD DAY.
Doctor :   I dont know what u mean by stregnthening
Doctor :   There are more spefic concepts
Doctor :   like exercise prevent heart disease
Doctor :   but when u have already heart disease , exercise is not much useful
User :   WHY DO PEOPLE EXCERISE TO GET THERE HEART RATE UP
Doctor :   To prevent hear disease
Doctor :   How by managing BP and By managing cholesterol
Doctor :   And in long run by prevents Heart attacks
User :   OK i UNDERSTAND THANKS. HAVE A GOOD DAY
Doctor :   Thank you
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