Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

Have high blood pressure, pain in heart, difficulty breathing. Reason for sleep test?

I have been having high blood pressure very high for a few weeks and went to heart Dr, and he put me on bp and an diarectic I have my blood pressure good now but feel I have some pains in my heart and can't get my breath good. They want to do a sleep study cause I have to take ambien to sleep, I still never feel rested. I thought I should do a Stress test and see if anything going on with that first. How can they tell if it is your heart with sleep test.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  14
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication
Lab Tests
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

Once a person is diagnosed with Hypertension, the next step lies in finding the underlying cause. So that appropriate management steps can be taken against the underlying cause.

In sleep test, we try to rule out anxiety as a causative agent for high blood pressure.
The blood pressure is measured during sleeping stage & compared with the values in awake stage.

Hope I have been able to answer your query.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor