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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 :   Hi hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   hello
User :   i was speaking with you already about 45 mins ago
Doctor :   yes you were
Doctor :   do you want a specialist opinion?
User :   i had to run out for a bit im sorry
Doctor :   its ok no problem
User :   so you were saying that i may never need heart valve replacement
Doctor :   yes thats very true.
Doctor :   you see not all aortic stenosis patients go for a valvular transplant
Doctor :   though it is true that you are more prone as compared to the other population
Doctor :   but also the major deciding factor is the severity
Doctor :   and let me explain one more thing which is very crucial
User :   iis it my age
Doctor :   see even SO CALLED NORMAL person ..... who are over weight or don't exercise and have unhealthy eating habits , are prone to heart diseases, as it puts them in the risk group
Doctor :   for you unfortunately you are in a risk group
Doctor :   but if you really control your diet and you exercise
Doctor :   you can BEAT it
Doctor :   you have lots to look forward to and 37 is a young age
Doctor :   its all about making sure you beat the odds and work on a healthy lifestyle
User :   i have been thinking about that alot im only 37 my mother has had a heart atack AT 52 MY SISTER AT 41 HERE i am with this heart valve problem so i hope i can lose weight and avoid heart valve replacment
User :   i have a low blood pressure and a higher heart rate is that weird
Doctor :   no thats not
Doctor :   let me explain you why
Doctor :   what ever is the condition our body is designed in such a way
Doctor :   that it always tries to compensate .
Doctor :   if you have low blood pressure . it signals the heart to pump blood faster
User :   oic
User :   i didnt know that
Doctor :   let me tell you what all can you do
Doctor :   Low blood pressure treatment is typically directed towards the underlying cause of the condition, and treatment directed towards blood pressure may not always be necessary. Low blood pressure treatment is generally based on the causes and may involve the use of both medications and home treatments like food and diet measures.
Doctor :   Blood pressure does tend to fall because of dehydration, illness or blood loss, which is why recuperation and rehydration with oral rehydration solutions is advised
Doctor :   The juice of raw beetroot is one of the most effective remedies for low blood pressure. You should drink a cup of this juice twice daily for treating this condition Considerable improvement will be noticeable within a week.
User :   i must sound weird but did i tell you my heart has raced alot since my 20's a few months ago i woke up because my heart was beating so fast i checked my rate it was 160 after about 15 mins it was back down to 80
Doctor :   even a bad dream can cause palpitations
Doctor :   when was the last time you had your EKG done ?
User :   my heart has raced a few times in the day, my last ekg was about 8 months ago it was normal
User :   once when i was 20 a family doctor checked my heart rate it was high he asked me if i was using drugs like coke
Doctor :   how much coffee do you take ?
User :   i don't drank nothing with caffine in it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i will also suggest that you should get EKG done again
User :   the last caffine soda i have had i must have been 19
Doctor :   Drinking lots of water is also good to maintain your blood pressure level.
User :   my only healthy lifestly is my weight
Doctor :   thats a good habit
User :   unhealthy
User :   lol
Doctor :   dont worry now since you have decided i am sure you will stay motivated
Doctor :   it has to come from within you
User :   you know come to think of it i really don't get much fluids
Doctor :   thats crucial
Doctor :   you need to have minimum 8 glasses a day
Doctor :   of water
Doctor :   thats very important
User :   i don't know why but i dont never seem thirsty
Doctor :   Take rest and do not overexert yourself. Do light exercises and slow walking. Sweating also causes water and salt loss that makes the blood pressure low.
Doctor :   its because these days we stay in all controlled envoirment
Doctor :   you have to make sure you drink water as a part of your regime
User :   if i was to check my bp while laying down its around 80/59 are 79/49 are if im lucky its 100/69
Doctor :   it will flush out the toxins and also its great esp when you are losing weight as it keeps you fill
User :   the lowest i seen my heart was 69 that was early in the morning
Doctor :   do one thing
Doctor :   Soak 6-7 almonds overnight. Peel them in the morning and have them with lukewarm milk. Raisins also help to make the blood pressure high.
User :   will milk cause the arotic valve to become worse?
Doctor :   no dont worry the calcium wont simply get stuck there
User :   lo
Doctor :   exercise is very very very crucial to you
Doctor :   eat green vegetables
User :   i have to amit i love milk and choclolate i have drankin alot of chocolate milk are ice cream
Doctor :   well you do know that as to stop now.... not cause of the vales but for the wight problem
User :   im gonna start jucing would that be good for me
Doctor :   see the body is well connected
Doctor :   we just need to respect it
Doctor :   and thats all
Doctor :   it does a good job in keeping us healthy
User :   if i was to lose weight and keep it off eat healthy do you think i might be able to avoid heart valve surgey all together
Doctor :   well i can say then you might need it in your 90s
User :   heart valve surgery sounds scary
Doctor :   or 100s
Doctor :   trust me be healthy and you will live a normal life
User :   my grandmother lived till she was 96
Doctor :   you will beat that by god grace
Doctor :   just make sure you know now what you have to do
User :   i will should i juice
User :   like in a juicer
Doctor :   juice to drink
User :   yes
Doctor :   sure you can
Doctor :   make sure you keep count of the calories you take
Doctor :   dont follow any radical diets
User :   my x husband just bought me a juicer its that vitamixer one he juices all the time
Doctor :   juice is good for you but not too much
Doctor :   a glass in the moring with breakfast is good
Doctor :   and one in the evening
User :   what about juicer more vegies and having veggie juice for breakfast
Doctor :   yes you can have your vegetables anyway you want them . juice them grind them anything
User :   lol my x seems to think i could flush my valves clean if i lose weight and juice
Doctor :   as long as you having them
Doctor :   the key is to lose in a healthy way
Doctor :   exercise is important but not strenuous
Doctor :   walking is great
Doctor :   take the stairs instead of the lift
Doctor :   park your car far so that you force yourself to walk
Doctor :   these small small steps make a huge difference
User :   i have had gallstones when i was 30 my doc wanted my to have surgery but i didnt instead i read and read i had a test my gallb was healthy but with stones, i wind up taking actigall and after a year they were all gone
Doctor :   drinking water will keep you full and not hungry
User :   i had dranked apple juice an water cut my fat to 20 grams a day and took that med boom my gallbatter was clean after a year and still empty and healthy now
Doctor :   well thts really good
Doctor :   see you know now you can beat the sugery
Doctor :   you already did it once
User :   yes and i prayed alot
User :   my body is weird
Doctor :   have faith be positive and thats all you need the best medicine
Doctor :   and its free too
User :   if someone was to place there hand across my ribcage it hurts i have noticed this now for 12 years any ideas
Doctor :   which side ?
User :   both
Doctor :   describe me the pain ?
Doctor :   sharp ?
Doctor :   shooting ?
User :   soar
Doctor :   stabbing ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the pain localized ?
User :   yeah just on the rib bones
Doctor :   just at the area were its touched ?
User :   yea
User :   my stomache not a problem are my back are chest just the ribs
Doctor :   ok now i think you should get a x ray done of chest to see what could be wrong
User :   lol i have had so many xrays over the years
Doctor :   also dont forget a EKG too
Doctor :   even after the pain you have had X rays done ?
User :   im seeing my heart doc this month he probaably goona do another echo and ekg plus blood work
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   i started noticing that weird pain at 29
Doctor :   any fever or any difficulty is breathing ?
User :   they are always doing blood work ekgs and i have had at least 25 are more echos since 22
User :   no
Doctor :   well thats important you should have tests done in your case
Doctor :   dont worry its only for your own good
Doctor :   now you just have to make sure you lose weight
Doctor :   and everything will be fine
User :   two years ago i had a thilluim stress test done it showed a ? on my upper left heart they doctor then said he could do a caf i said well do what you think best he said he didnt really wanna go in because he thought he wouldnt find anything to fix he did a reg stress echo first and that showed my heart was pumping my blood good so he said that he believed that thilliam stress test was wrong and it was my breast
Doctor :   the thallium test can at times be wrong too
User :   he said those test are better for men then women because the breast can cause a shadow
Doctor :   thats true
User :   then he did a 2d reg echo and said i had trice mr and mild arotic selorsis then a yea later i left my state for a class in another state started having bad chest pain went to hospital the doc kept me ran test turn me over to heart doc had a stress test and reh echo came back with no arotic valve scelorissi and mild mr
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well you have all the reports and tests done now
Doctor :   get a EKG again thats what i will recommend
User :   then went back home to my state and i had a new echo done my doc wanted one of his own again and it showed mild arotic valve seclorsis and mild mr so hmmm
Doctor :   i can understand what you mean
User :   so it went from showing it to not showing to showing it again
Doctor :   well any other tests after that
User :   yeah more echos again more blood woork eks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now its time for you to work on your weight
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