Our expert says:
As you don’t say what your BP actually is, I can’t comment on it being “pretty normal” or not. Remember, anything above 120/80 is not normal. Also, I think there may be a typo mistake – surely your cholesterol is not 53 ?!!
Now for the rest. You need to shed that weight urgently. You have a strong family history of heart disease, and, being menopausal, your risk is now increased. If you are battling with hot flushes, please see your gynae with a view to HRT. Once the flushes are dealt with, you will feel so much better, and will be able to tackle the weight and exercise problem – that is, assuming that you have no contra-indications to using HRT.
Your symptoms re the heartbeats could be innocuous skipped beats, but with your history, it could be more serious. Without ECG monitoring, one cannot say what they are. The best solution is to be seen by a cardiologist, with a view to a full cardio exam, perhaps a treadmill test, and 24 ECG monitoring. That way, you will have a clear diagnosis, and not just guesswork.
I wish you well.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.