I am new to the forum and am hoping to get some advice.
I went to the Podiatrist a few weeks ago as my feet have been really cold and getting foot and leg pains. The appointment included BP check and they said it was very high (188/120) and should see Dr.
Last week I went to Dr and had BP done and it came up good 130/85 and Dr said reading at Podiatrists probably not accurate.
I have been getting a variety of pains including tightening in chest for some time and yesterday whilst shopping started going very dizzy and sweating with tightening in chest. Went to hospital to get checked and BP 190/125. They did a variety of other checks including ECG and all ok so said should see GP as maybe blood checks.
I still feel unwell and am getting a pulsing feeling in leg and sore chest but on right side.
I dont want to be seen as a serial visitor to docs but am worried as to what it is and seems irregular so dont seem to get anywhere.
This chest tightening on right side, with sweating, weakness, feeling lightheaded, shortness of breath, could be angina pectoris.
It happens as a symptom of heart disease, known as coronary artery disease (the arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood are narrowed and plaqued, resulting in decreased blood flow to the heart muscle, manifested as a chest tightness or pain).
One of the risk factors for angina and CAD is having a hypertension.
Hypertension is known as a silent disease, without symptoms till advanced stage.
Usually hypertensive people just feel fatigue, unwell with headaches.
It is very possible that you are having narrowed arteries in your legs, too, known as peripheral arterial disease (narrowing usually happens due to atherosclerosis)
Your legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen and you may feel pain when walking and feeling more cold.
Pain and discomfort can be felt in your hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, shins, or upper feet.
Being diabetic, having increased, abnormal blood levels of cholesterol, being overweighted and physical inactive, smoker for long years, all contributes to arterial disease in legs and heart muscle.