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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience Sports Medicine
Increases blood cell: Increases blood cells and allows them to get more oxygen and more endurance at normal altitudes.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ginkgo Biloba: If you are not on blood thinners you can consider using a supplement ginkgo biloba. It dilates the blood vessels, especially in the brain, thus allow ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Many changes: 1. You breath faster to compensate for the thinned density of oxygen. 2 body makes more oxygen carrying red cells at altitude 3. Kidneys put out mor ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
High altitude: Simply put, literally, 'high altitude'. As one goes higher than the 'sea level', be it on mountains or aircraft of some sort, the air becomes 'rarer' ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No, but...: If a man's hemoglobin is more than 17.5 or thereabouts, it's worth trying to find the cause. Extremely viscous blood (igm, extremely polythemia) may r ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Never: No.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Varies: Often unchanged, sometimes hypertension temporarily worsens for the 1st 1-2 weeks at altitude and then returns to normal. We guess this is related to ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: It's unlikely that altitude causes any significant or long lasting change in bp. See this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10453102.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No : Separate processes
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There are dozens of reasons for any one blood test to be above or below the normal value. Blood test need to be interpreted in light of the patients s ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Need more info: Ideal blood pressure is less than 120/80. Stage 1 hypertension starts at 140/90.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
What about it: Not sure what this question is about.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience Cardiology
Over: 130 on top and 85 on the bottom.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Yes: Incontrolled blood sugar from diabetes have significant damaging effects to the autonomic nervous system which play a role in blood pressure control.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More than one issue: Low B12 can explain the high mch, mcv and low rdw; these are indications of a macrocytic anemia. You may need B12 injections to address the issue. How ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Indirectly: If you mean hga1c, that is a test for diabetes. Diabetes is the number 1 cause of renal failure in the United States. Since potassium only leaves th ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
140/90 or greater: There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90. Importantly, only one o ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Based on the: above lab results, and without any clinical knowledge of patient symptoms and course of disease, I would have to say it's impossible to devise a plan ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This could be a sign: of many different things. It is nearly impossible to determine your concerns over the internet. Seek a health care professional for evaluation of your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Could be controled: Hi blood-pressure and high cholesterol could be treated with lifestyle changes and medication. Sometimes the cause for high blood pressure could be i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Normal at 110/55.

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