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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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High blood pressure and blood in back of the eye?

High blood pressure and blood in back of the eye?

Blood in eye HBP: You likely have the most severe form of HBP called malignant HTN. You need to get it under control now!. I specialize in this and am happy to get you to goal in only a few days to weeks depending on what meds you are on and how much salt you eat. ...Read more

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What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

Blood pressure: Most common problem with too low of blood pressure is dizziness and possibly passing out. Weakness or fatigue may also occur. Too high of a blood-pressure may lead to vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more

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Can sudden drops in blood sugar cause low blood pressure?

Can sudden drops in blood sugar cause low blood pressure?

Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help the body make more sugar. Both of these hormones tend to increase blood pressure. When the brain is deprived of its fuel source counter regulation works in a way to keep up the blood supply and glucose feeding the brain. ...Read more

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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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Could blood pressure rise in winters?

Could blood pressure rise in winters?

Has been described : This should not be a significant consideration in blood pressure treatment. It has been described as one is cold and the peripheral blood vessels do constrict to keep the person warmer. The blood pressure will go up but so will with caffeine. See your doc and follow directions ...Read more

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What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

Sympathetic nerves: During exercise the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated. The catecholamines released as well as direct stimulation on the heart result in a faster heart rate as well as increased contractility which raises cardiac output. This increases the rate of volume/pressure rise into the vasculature (dp/dt). This increases bp. ...Read more

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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

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Can exercise lower blood sugar?

Can exercise lower blood sugar?

Depends: Depends on your medical problems. In a normal person, you shouldn't have sugar problem with exercise (although sometimes it can happen) because your liver can produce sugar to keep it normal during period of stress. If you have diabetes, exercise can lower your blood sugar. That's why we always recommend exercising in diabetics. It makes the Insulin works better. ...Read more

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Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure ?

Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure ?

See below: During exercise, BP normally rises. This is healthy. Following exercise, BP falls, in facts, will fall below the baseline temporarily, because of the dilated blood vessels exercise causes. ...Read more

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Best exercise for diabetic and high blood pressure?

Best exercise for diabetic and high blood pressure?

Before even : Considering i would optimize blood sugar and the hypertension through the appropriate medication. I would then recommend walking as an excercise or swimming. This will likely help lower your blood su gar and blood pressure and you can continue this or with medical doctor decide what else you may do. ...Read more

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How can physical activity manage blood cholesterol and lower blood pressure?

How can physical activity manage blood cholesterol and lower blood pressure?

Try it: Helps by up regulation of many factors control's and metabolism loss weight if a major facor. Other benefits are through endorphin that make you feel better . You will be self motivated for exercise kick as days go by read about the benifits of exercise. ...Read more

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How can I increase my blood pressure in the case of low blood pressure?

How can I increase my blood pressure in the case of low blood pressure?

Salt and fluids: But the first question is why do you want to raise your bp? Unless you're dizzy (brief dizziness on first arising doesn't count), your low BP may be normal for you. If your BP is >80 systolic and you're feeling ok, it could be a sign of health. If it's newly low, or if you're unwell (e.g., fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, lethargy), it's serious and needs prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Can pain increase blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Pain + emotions, yes: For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels. In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

No: Lisinopril is a medication used to control hypertension and has been shown to decrease microalbuminuria in those with diabetes though glycemic control is also necessary. ...Read more

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Could sugar increase the cholesterol level in blood?

Could sugar increase the cholesterol level in blood?

YES: Basic molecules for sugar carbon hydrogen and oxygen so is cholesterol your liver is the manufacturing plant of human body that converts sugar to fat. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more