I keep getting sharp pains in my chest, just under my sternum. I took my blood pressure and it usually runs about 96/58. It was 138/103 on the right side of my body, and 103/90 on the left. I lay down for awhile and when I took it it was again, it was 134/98 on the right and 104/60 on the left. Could I be having problems with my heart?
I encourage you to contact your physician to discuss your symptoms and blood pressure readings to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. Any chest pain like that should be evaluated by a doctor immediately, at the ER if necessary. If there is a heart issue, it needs to be attended to immediately.
Here are some links about heart issues that you might find useful, but it's best to go straight to a professional when the heart could be involved:
Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs
Stress and Heart Disease
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Heart Healthy Tips