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Co2 Is High In Blood
Teen BP: Among adults, there are clear numerical guidelines for diagnosis, but this is not true for teenagers. This is mostly because teenagers do not have the same risks (such as a heart attack) as adults. As with adults, adolescents with BP levels greater than or equal to 120/80 mmHg should be considered prehypertensive. “Hypertension is defined as average SBP and/or DBP that is greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for sex, age, and height on three or more occasions” “Prehypertension in children is defined as average SBP or DBP levels that are greater than or equal to the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile” ...Read more
Glucose and CO2: Was the co2 level of 60 you wrote about seen on a blood gas result? That shows the person is retaining co2 has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). A glucose of 305 indicates the patient is a diabetic, either newly diagnosed or poorly controlled. Disturbances in glucose metabolism are more common in COPD patients than in COPD free individuals. Ask the patient's physician for more info. ...Read more
Blood Pressure same.: Theoretically the blood pressure should be the same in every artery in the body. Without getting too detailed, the blood pressure can change in different arteries due to narrowing, plaque, calcifications, recoil ability, resistance of area that the artery is feeding or whether or not the artery is going to an organ or to the arms or legs. A blockage in front of an artery will reduce the pressure. ...Read more
Why is it high?: CRP by itself is not dangerous. It is an indication of inflammation and it needs to be determined what kind of inflammation. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
A few causes: High blood pressure in teenagers is increasingly caused by the same problems that cause high blood pressure in adults. Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet or diets very high in sodium (salt), lack of exercise and obesity can all cause high blood pressure in teens. It is always worth getting it checked out by a doctor, sometimes it can be from kidney disease or other underlying problems with the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with age: The normal blood pressure for children increases as they grow older. Certainly any systolic blood pressure greater than 135 in a near adult would be worrisome and lower pressures in children who are younger. You can do a google search for "blood pressure tables for children". ...Read more
Low hb, low total protein and albumin in blood but no protein in urine.Swelling in both legs.Iron deficiency anemia present.What cloud be the reson?
See below: 1. You need to have your GI ract evaluated for blood loss which can cause iron deficency. Then you need iron replacement. 2. Your leg swelling is probably due to a low albumin. You need to find out why your Albumin is low-it could be a kidney or liver problem or severe malnutrition. You need to discuss this with a doctor. This situation cannot be diagnosed on line. ...Read more
Not directly related: The blood level of sodium is often high in the face of dehydration and this may or may not correspond with a change in blood pressure. If one is volume depleted, the blood pressure may be low. However, some may have severe weakness of their heart muscle and the blood pressure and the sodium may both be low. It is important to correlate the medical issues involved to interpret these levels. ...Read more
Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more
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