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Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Medications: Yes, you should. Ideally with just few sips or water and at least 2-3 hours earlier than you procedure. ...Read more

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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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Male 36 years old with previous heart attacks and stent procedure who has home blood pressure reading of 157/109/132 on left arm sitting. 160/119/128?

Male 36 years old with previous heart attacks and stent procedure who has home blood pressure reading of 157/109/132 on left arm sitting. 160/119/128?

High blood pressure: I recommend that you see your internist to re-evaluate your blood pressure control. Your numbers are not that good and you risk further compromise to your health if you don't. ...Read more

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Why does hotdogs make my heart race and i feel high and i know its not my blood pressure cause its low?

Why does hotdogs make my heart race and i feel high and i know its not my blood pressure cause its low?

Not sure, but......: Well, cannot be sure, but it sounds like you may be allergic to one of the many chemicals in the hot dog. You could test this by buying the fancy non-cured hot dogs (expensive, at fancy grocery stores usually) and see if it still happens. No matter what is causing it, i would avoid any food that does that to me. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause blood pressure to be constantly all over place high 173/100 and low 83/53 all day high and low, had heart check no answers yet?

What can cause blood pressure to be constantly all over place high 173/100 and low 83/53 all day high and low, had heart check no answers yet?

Blood pressure: Those are wide ranging blood pressures. Did you have them confirmed at an office or clinic? If so, I would consider some secondary reasons for BP problems. These could be thyroid, adrenal, renal artery stenosis, carcinoid tumor. Important to have your provider recheck. Just because your heart is OK does not mean you do not have a BP problem ...Read more

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What does blood pressure imply about heart?

What does blood pressure imply about heart?

Blood pressure: Too low the heart may be weak or have valve problems. Too high and its overworking. ...Read more

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And what exactly is blood pressure? Is it the pressure of the blood as it exits the heart?

And what exactly is blood pressure? Is it the pressure of the blood as it exits the heart?

Precisely : The pressure is generated by the heart and depends on several factors. Blood volume and hormonal influences also effect a person's blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does Valium affect the heart blood pressure?

How does Valium affect the heart blood pressure?

Usually lowers: Benzodiazepines, like valium, usually reduces your anxiety and lowers your blood pressure ... But some patients have a paradoxical effect and can become more anxious and have higher blood pressure. ... ...Read more

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I have a law blood pressure of 90/60. Is there any danger that a damage might be caused to the peripheral heart nerves and should i take a medication?

I have  a law blood pressure of 90/60. Is there any danger that a damage might be caused to the peripheral heart nerves and should i take a medication?

If you are healthy: with a normal blood pressure of 90/60 & no symptoms- then I would not worry. However, if you are ill and this is a marked drop in your normal blood pressure - would discuss that further with your physician. ...Read more

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Im a medical student and at uni we had to measured our heart rate and blood pressure and mine was 118bpm and BP was 150/101. Should i be worried my BP was so high and is there any way to lower this?

Im a medical student and at uni we had to measured our heart rate and blood pressure and mine was 118bpm and BP was 150/101. Should i be worried my BP was so high and is there any way to lower this?

Monitor and see PCP: you need to monitor your pulse and blood pressure for 1-2 weeks, keep low salt diet, avoid too much caffeine, and make an appointment with your PCP . Hypertension is not very common at your age and always needs further workup besides medication to control it. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 140/80 and my heart rate is 98 is that ok?

My blood pressure is 140/80 and my heart rate is 98 is that ok?

High blood Pressure: Defined as BP greater than 140 top number systolic. Except if diabetic than 135. Lower number diastolic greater than ninty. Normal heart rate 60- 100 BPM at rest., . ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more


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