Low blood pressure could in theory cause chest pain due to an inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle (angina) but this would be rare.
A heart attack in a 22 year old would be VERY rare unless it was caused by a clot that occurred as a result of trauma to the heart area (stab wound etc). Heart attacks generally occur in older people who have arteriosclerosis (hardening of the artery walls). Plaque can build up in the arteries over time and break away forming a clot in the artery. This would then block off the blood supply to the heart and result in heart muscle death. Occasionally this can happen to very young people, but it's rare. Other complications are vasculitis and 'bridging' coronary arteries, and other supply and demand issues which are very rare.
Low blood pressure is generally a normal healthy variant. It can sometimes indicate other endocrine and cardiac problems but that's quite rare. Lower than average BP is only ever a problem if its so low that it's unable to push blood around the body sufficiently. If this happened you would be symptomatic with dizziness etc.
I am a 33 yr old female and I swear I have heart issues. I have had so many test done for my heart and everything has come back 100% normal. i have had countless number of EKG s I have a 48 heart montior I had a echo of my heart. my bp is a little high (bottom number in the low 80 s) my cholesterol total is 166. I do suffer from panic/anxiety and my Dr (bless his heart he is awesome) says all the things I feel is related to my panic not heart. Is there really anything else they could do to test my heart or did I pretty get everything? My doc said he wouldn t send me for a cardic cath cuz everything else was fine. Yes I do take meds to my panic attacks.
41 year old female 5 2 240lbs under extreme stress lately. I have had constant heart palps now for 4 weeks, everyday, all day. had a heart attack 6 years ago due to arrythmia s. Very active woman, and would like to know when should I worry about another heart attack?
I m a 24-year-old female. Slightly overweight, haven t smoked a cigarette in 2 years, but use an electronic cigarette. I have been experiencing a pain in my chest since this morning, on my left side. I ve been experiencing a sense of nausea, without actually getting sick, for about an hour. It feels as if it s a hunger pain in my stomach, but I had just eaten. Also, I feel slightly dizzy. I m worried that I might need to go to the hospital, but also feel like I m just being paranoid. What is the likelihood that this is a heart attack? I heard that they can be silent, almost unrecognizable, in women.
dear doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with Henoch Schonlein Purpura. Three weeks later her kidney function level is declining creatinine levels 293. She is sleepy, complaining of nausea, dizziness, vomiting, swollen stomach (even without eating), stomach pain, bloating, constipation, difficulty in bowel movement. She has heamogloninaemia and hypertension. Could she have twisted bowel syndrome ? She is going down hill fast. What is the prognosis?
i am 37.woke up yesterday with 2 swollen fingers of which if pressed a sharp pain is felt on the joints.went for a bp check after work and the result was 154/88.As of today my head is a bit lighiter and my right eye is twitching thou the swollen fingers are getting better.Never been on a bp pill before but admit that i am stressed
Hi- wonder if you can help. I have had, for the past 3 or 4 days, a recurring stabbing pain, which moves around. Worst when at lower left rib area, towards side, around 3 rib up from bottom, but also moves to pectoral area (less stabbing) either directly above or below nipple area - am male, 38 in good general health, bp & heart ok
I am a 34 year old female weighing approximately 240 pounds. I smoked off and on for fifteen years and quit on my own in January 2011 for good. Shortly before I kicked the habit, I began feeling as if I had panic attacks. I went to my physician who prescribed me Buspar for depression / anxiety. I had a reaction to the medicine causing my heart to race, chest to hurt, and arms to tingle. I was advised to stop taking the medication and was not prescribed anything else. All throughout February I had what I thought were panic attacks, but they progressively got worse and lasted longer, always worse at night. I finally went to the Emergency Room on March 12th thinking perhaps it was Asthma, even though I have no cough or wheeze. I thought since we are renovating my mother s house and from years of cigarettes that I had Asthma for sure, but the doctor discovered through X-Rays that I had a large air bubble that had pushed up my left diaphragm causing me trouble breathing. They performed a dilatation where 4 pounds of air was pumped from my stomach and sent me home. I felt so much better and was able to sleep through the night like a baby. Then, four days later, I had trouble breathing again and this time had chest pain as well, so I went to the ER again. They performed a Stress Test, EKG, and MRI scans. They said that my chest was fine, but that I needed to see a Gastro Intestinal doctor as my stomach was bloated. Two days later, I went to the doctor and had an emergency Endoscopy that found I had Pyloric Stenosis (I have no ulcers or scarring and never had it as a child). I had no stomach pain, vomiting or acid reflux, the only GI symptoms I had were nausea, diarrhea, weight loss and bloating. The doctor prescribed Omeprazol & Reglan and had me go back in 2 weeks for a follow up. I felt great for 2 weeks, and at the follow up I was prescribed Paxil to help with IBS symptoms of diarrhea, simithecone to relieve gas and bloating, & Lisinopril for High Blood Pressure (which I did not have before all this). I also caught an ear infection in my right ear during all this and was prescribed Cefdinir, then Allegra and Nasonex to help, and I began having trouble breathing again. X-Rays again showed I had an elevated left diaphragm and air bubbles. I have had blood tests for diabetes and thyroid among other things, CT Scans, another Endoscopy, a colonoscopy, Pulmonary Function tests, Arterial Blood Oxygen tests, Sleep Apnea tests, a Fluoroscopic SNIF test and more X-Rays. I have been told that I have a very small hiatal hernia (too small to operate) and mild asthma (prescribed Pulmicort). I have no other GI tract issues, my heart is fine and my lungs are clear, yet I still have the elevated left diaphragm (which is not paralyzed - it is still functioning in my chest), which has pushed my heart over to the right side of my chest, and pain on my left side now. I stopped taking all meds except the Lisinopril, Gas-X & Pulmicort for Asthma. Some I was told to stop, others I stopped because they seemed to be making the diarrhea, pain and nausea worse. Two nights ago, I tried to lay on my left side to help reduce some of the pain and I immediately felt like I was starving, to the point where I got extremely nauseous and had pain radiating through the left side of my body! I took two bites out of an energy bar, but the feeling was still there. I thought I might be having a heart attack, so I called the doctor and left a message with his answering service. I began to dry heave uncontrollably and then quickly felt better. The doctor said that I should go to the ER if it continued, but it went away, so I did not. So, my current symptoms now are pain in my left side from my stomach / colon to my shoulder that gets worse at night and better in the morning. Sudden nausea with bouts of gas and constipation, PVC heart palpitations, bloating, losing weight quickly and then gaining it back very quickly, loss of appetite then sudden feelings of starving, & discomfort in my chest with physical activities (like sex - I have not been able to do that in 2 months now for fear of making this worse). My question is: What could be causing this and how do I make it stop? Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated! I am allergic to Morphine and Demerol Surgeries: Gall Bladder removed in June 1997, Endometrial Ablation and Tubal Ligation in July 2010. I have had (3) live births (all full term). My last pregnancy in 2005, I had Pregnancy induced hypertension and was on bed rest for one month. My father had a heart attack in his forties and died from a stroke at age 50 - he was a lifetime smoker and had controlled adult onset diabetes and controlled high blood pressure. My mother is still living - she has controlled high blood pressure and at age 58 had a stint put in her heart with a 99% blockage - she is now on blood thinners and doing well.
Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...
Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...