What you are describing sounds like sleep apnea. When you have sleep apnea - your heart never goes into a resting rate. It keeps working (overtime) and this causes great stress leading to heart attacks. My dad had his first heart attack when he was in his mid 40's, this was about 20 years ago before sleep apnea was really diagnosed much. He was not over weight, had no cholesterol issue, did not drink or smoke, the doctors then said there was no reason for him to have a heart attack. When he slept however - he snored so loud when we were outside playing we could hear him. He did survive. Recently my husband was diagnosed with it (same symptoms you listed). He also snored extremely loud. His doctor told me that if he did not get diagnosed when he did he was in for a major heart attack within 5 years. Now that he is on the machine he does not fall asleep when he sits down, when he sleeps it is actually restful so he does not need as much sleep at night, and he actually lost some weight. Again, according to the doctor - when you have sleep apnea you are not getting enough oxygen, when you are not getting enough oxygen your body screams survival mode and starts producing fat to stay alive. Do yourself (or your loved one) favor and get evaluated for apnea, you might just be saving a life.
1. How does atenolol lower blood pressure?
Atenolol is in a class of medications call beta blockers. There are two main types of beta receptors, beta 1 and beta 2. Atenolol primarily affects beta 1 receptors, which are responsible for slowing the heart rate. Beta 2 receptors dilate the blood vessels
2. Blood pressure medication for LOW bp?
Beta blockers (sometimes written as -blocker) are a class of drugs used for various indications, but particularly for the management of cardiac arrhythmias, cardioprotection after myocardial infarction (heart attack), and hypertension. Beta-blockers control the speed and force of heart beats by blocking the action of hormones such as adrenaline that make the heart beat faster and more vigorously. They are effective in preventing angina. They can also lower raised blood pressure, reduce the risk of further heart attacks and help control abnormal heart rhythms. Side-effects include constriction of the air passages and small blood vessels, leading to cold hands and feet. They can conceal low blood sugar levels in diabetics - "selective" beta-blockers are less likely to do this than other forms of the drug. Tiredness or fatigue may also be experienced. In your case Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome suspected. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (often referred to as just postural tachycardia syndrome or POTS) is a condition of dysautonomia, and more specifically, orthostatic intolerance, in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate, called tachycardia. This is often, but not always, accompanied by a fall in blood pressure. Several studies show a decrease in cerebral blood flow with systolic and diastolic CBF velocity decreased 44 and 60%, respectively Patients with POTS have problems maintaining homeostasis when changing position, i.e. moving from one chair to another or reaching above their heads. Many patients also experience symptoms when stationary or even while lying down. Consult a Cardiologist. Please note that I am not a medical professional.
3. High blood pressure Doctor is inducing me? a few questions?
You must be at risk or have pre-clampsia! Which if you have that you could have seiures or a stroke! He probably just wants to be safe! Not really sure why he's gonna induce you at 30 weeks! I bet they are just gonna monitor you and the baby on a stress machine! I was induce bcuz of high blood pressure but I was 39 weeks when I got induced! If your induce no you will not have the baby right away! All induction really is doing is getting your body to start the labor process! I started friday night and ended up having a c-section sunday night! So good luck!
4. How high can your blood pressure get before it kills you?
I knew a 12 year old who got in her 800's before she took control of it. Get your grandmother tested so that she can get help. I heard cinnamon is supposed to lower high blood pressure.