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My dad is 72, type 2 diabetes. Bp 85/68. Shaky chest and

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My dad is 72, type 2 diabetes. Bp 85/68. Shaky chest and headache.....
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? Any nausea along with the headache?
Customer: Episodic
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

His blood pressure is running low ...is he dizzy ? Light headed?

What part of his head hurts?

Can you elaborate on what you mean by shaky chest ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Dizzy, very weak! Head feels like migraine starting. He says his chest feels shacky. Mom took his bp it was 85/68 heart rate was 59. He is on antibiotics for a uti. But has the bladder bag attached from past bladder cancer.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hurts between shoulder blads
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

He should be checked ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

I would not delay due to his age and complex medical history....

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am begging him. He lives in NM, I'm in CO. My mom freaked out and gave him a baby asprine. After she gave it to him his bp went up to 147/86
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

Pain between shoulder blades could be from different causes BUT raises a degree of concern for possible very serious problem --' dissecting aortic aneurysm may cause pain between shoulder blades...

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Could anxiety and depression cause these feelings? He keeps telling us it's cuz he's stressed out and depressed.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

Well the BP of 147/86 is a bit high systolic but more stable sounding there ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

How is his pain between shoulder blades ?? That would not be a symptom that I would expect to hear from anxiety or depression....

" shaky chest " perhaps that ...atypical description though ...irregular heart rhythm perhaps ?? Palpitations ??

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

Any shortness of breath ? His blood sugar checked by chance ? It may help if he has a glucomter and get a reading ....

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
His pain is like tension, tight, burning... relieved by my mom rubbing it.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

He may have spinal related pain...may be musculoskeletal pain...

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She is checking blood now. Thanks.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 5 months ago.

Ok ...that's good...he has not had any fever has he ?

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