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What Causes Chest Pain Along With Nausea?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: i felt naseaus while driving this morning. pulled over and vomited yellow stuff. hadcerael with milk for breakfast. felt some better then chest statded hurting. just my chest . continued hurting while driving home about 15 minutes. got home took my blood pressure ...214/84 pulse 82. after about 15 minutes bp down to 134/64,pulse 60. this all took place in about 1 hour. i am 83, y o , 190 pounds ,6ft 2in. active man.
what happened?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms are related to uncontrolled high blood pressure.

You should know that a single spike in blood pressure is not always indicative of uncontrolled hypertension. It could be related to different other possible causes like: physical activity, anxiety, coffee intake, a salty meal, etc..

Anyway, considering these high blood pressure values, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:

- a chest X ray study
- a resting ECG and a cardiac ultrasound
- complete blood count for anemia
- thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction
- blood electrolytes
- kidney and liver function tests
- fasting glucose and HbA1C levels.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

Meanwhile, I would advice you to closely monitor your blood pressure values frequently during the day (in sitting position after 10 minutes of total relax) in the next days.

Some tips to maintain naturally a low blood pressure would be:

- reduce salt and caffeine intake
- avoid straining physical activity
- perform regular physical activity (walking, aerobics, recreational sports, etc.)
- try to reduce some weight as you are overweight.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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What Causes Chest Pain Along With Nausea?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms are related to uncontrolled high blood pressure. You should know that a single spike in blood pressure is not always indicative of uncontrolled hypertension. It could be related to different other possible causes like: physical activity, anxiety, coffee intake, a salty meal, etc.. Anyway, considering these high blood pressure values, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests: - a chest X ray study - a resting ECG and a cardiac ultrasound - complete blood count for anemia - thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction - blood electrolytes - kidney and liver function tests - fasting glucose and HbA1C levels. You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests. Meanwhile, I would advice you to closely monitor your blood pressure values frequently during the day (in sitting position after 10 minutes of total relax) in the next days. Some tips to maintain naturally a low blood pressure would be: - reduce salt and caffeine intake - avoid straining physical activity - perform regular physical activity (walking, aerobics, recreational sports, etc.) - try to reduce some weight as you are overweight. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri