I am a 58 yr. old male, 5'11" about 190 lb - very slim with no fat around the waist. Exercise regukarly and eat very healthily. I have a family history of hypertension
and was on list no prix hydrochloric halide in a moderate dose for 15+ ywars. Blood pressure was very well managed typically 115/75 for many years. I swim laps and walk 4 miles 3-4 days a week for exercise. In 2009 I lost my life savings due to a banking fraud (in Switzerland of all places) - after a six month delay, I began to experience large BP swings which resulted in two ER visits and BP spikes of 200/100.
Doctors wanted to put me on 3 different heart mess but I did a nuclear treadmill stress test and blood flow throughout cardiovascular system was completely normal. I did some reading around and discovered CoEnzymeQ10 and started taking it in a pharmaceutical grade and just doing a lot of walking. At the time my legs felt like lead starting exercise, but would be fine after a half an hour walking. After 4 months on a strong CoEnzymeQ10 I was doing so well I was able to get off the lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide
and I completely normalized my BP. In the following years my BP remained excellent, I lost 40 lbs and am almost at my weight when I was 25 yrs. old.
However, I have been under severe stress the past 5 years however due to employment limitations - because I have a neuromuscular injury in the sub-scapular area of my upper back left side - this is a shrunken muscle right on the rib cage directly behind my heart - right under left shoulder blade. This is an injury I've had for 20 years and is inoperable. It has caused a lot of chronic inflammation in my upper chest - so much so that my chest hair went white at the age of 45. This is by no means a life threatening injury but it is currently about a 30-40% disability with symptoms very similar to ague or fibro myalgia when it rains or the barometer drops.
I use no painkillers or anti inflammatories as I learned years ago they can attack your heart and liver. I use a lot of cardiovascular tonics and natural anti-inflammatories such as Krill oil, serrapeptase, curcumin spice, magnesium, Hawthorne berry, l-arginine and some other supplements - all very safe but no drugs. Diet is excellent, fresh vegetable juice, little red meat, cook only with coconut oil, haven't eaten a dash food meal in 5 yrs. Etc.
Now to the point. In the past 6 months I started noticing sharp stinging pain around my heart muscle, but it's mild, and only occurs at random intervals completely unrelated to exercise or exertion. I am also experiencing worrisome coronary signs. In the swimming pool (I've been swimming l as for 30 years, I will experience mild palpitations and mild SOB after swimming just a few laps. But on other days after a 3-4 mile walk I can run up stairs as quickly as a 25 yr. Old and feel absolutely fine.
The leaden feeling has been coming back mildly in my lower legs when I set out to walk - but dissipates with exercise. The veins around my ankles feel tender and distended after starting exercise walking and the tenderness persists after exercise also. Six months to a year ago I started feeling very itchy skin around my calves after a working day (I am standing all day at work but otherwise tolerate it quite well). In the last few weeks the stinging pain over the heart is recurring frequently but I also gave some very badly locked up muscles in my left upper back so it could be referred thoracic muscular pain
I gave also noticed my lower legs felt like they were sweating a bit during the heart stinging episodes. At work on recent days I could feel my BP was rising and felt some coronary mild shortness of breath
. Disclosure - I gave very bad oral health at this time as I had receding gums
for many years and gave not had a teeth cleaning
in 8 yrs. due to the financial setbacks. Otherwise I am in a very good condition for a 58 year old, people often mistake me for 45.
Symptoms: occasional leaden feet, occasional sweating and or persistent itching around the calves and ankles, occasional mild SOB only when the BP is misbehaving, occasional mild palpitations when I am stressed (not with exercise though!), and now recurring stinging around the heart (never lasts longer than a few seconds). No perceptible swelling or fluid retention around the ankles. I am worried that XXXXXXX nay be early signs of peripheral vascular disease
- although my right leg is in fact 1 mm. longer than my left leg and I've walked a lot without any insole compensation.
The legs feeling like lead, stinging feeling, mild palpitations occasionally, feeling of venous distention around the ankles make me worry that these may be the early signs of peripheral vascular disease. Plaque, or abnormal blood lipids entirely absent from cardiovascular scan five years ago. My left side upper back is very badly locked up with bad chronic inflammation directly behind my heart muscle, and worsens a bit every year. I have managed the inflammation aggressively and successfully with natural supplements for many years - viz. I treated and resolved my own hypertension five years ago after some bad BP episodes - solely with natural supplements and diet.
Any medical professional's guess as to what the issue my be would be much appreciated.