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

Fever, cold and shivers, nausea, pain in eyes, high BP, blood in stool. Help?

my husband is 51 recently he had a pain in his chest . it went away. then a week later he had a fever (he was much hotter to the touch than normal, his temperature was 48.9) and he had mild tremors (he felt cold and shivery) and was breathing quite fast. I have never known him to breathe like this. He felt nauseous, and had a sharp pain behind the eyes whenever he coughed (he has a small dry persistent cough for 2 years now). The next day he went to the doctor and she said he had high blood pressure 160/100 both lying down and standing, he has always had low blood pressure till now, and she thinks this may be caused by the varnish he had been coating the floor with. A week later his BP had gone down to 140/100. I cannot find any internet information which link a mild fever to high blood pressure. His fever has cleared up, but the high blood pressure is still there. Possible background risks may be exposure to ticks recently, a moderate drinking problem (about 1.5 litres of beer daily) and a family history with heart attack (only 1 case, his grandmother at the age of 65) a problem with blood in the stool for twenty years now, that comes when he is stressed, and then goes again.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  90
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

All that you mention in your history for your husband, including exposure to ticks, an alcohol problem, family history of heart attack, physical stressors and recent chest pain along with exposure to varnish and his inherent non-modifiable risks of being a middle aged male are contributing factors to his hypertension (high blood pressure). I believe that using relaxation strategies like breathing exercises - pranayama, yoga, meditation, regular scheduled activities as well as exercises are helpful with the high blood pressure. These are non-medical interventions. Modification of lifestyle including diet is one part and using medications is another. It is always helpful to seek the expert advise of a qualified doctor or your family practitioner with regards to any persistent problems.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a good day !
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 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