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My mother has a pain in her left arm. She is 40

My mom is in her early 40 s has history of hypertension and has been complaining of having pain in her left arm. Sometimes her hand and arm cramp up. Is this sign of a stroke or heart attack? She also has asthma if that means anything. Please help. she has a doctor s appointment on Monday, i want to know what to expect.
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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With her hypertension, it could very well be a warning sign. Even if she's taking blood pressure medication, it may not be enough to prevent a stroke or heart attack. I ignored the warning signs for too long and had a stroke three weeks ago. I was one of the lucky ones because I'm still here to tell about it. Make your mother see a doctor now before it's too late.
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