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Blood pressure taken at home on calf was 220/115. is this normal? Taken with home blood pressure cuff

Blood pressure taken at home on calf was 220/115. is this normal? Taken with home blood pressure cuff

Insuff Info: Blood Pressure in Legs usually as much as 20% higher in the legs than in the Brachial artery. But this would mean your Brachial BP is also high. Blood pressure taken by automatic machine is always in doubt. If it blows up the cuff so tight that it hurts, then blood pressure measurment is in doubt and will appear higher. A blood pressure lower in legs suggests a blockage to blood flow. ...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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My dad's 56 yr old w/high blood pressure) thigh, ankle, and calf is swollen 1 inch bigger? Can he wait until tomorrow or does he need to go to er?

My dad's 56 yr old w/high blood pressure) thigh, ankle, and calf is swollen 1 inch bigger? Can he wait until tomorrow or does he need to go to er?

Go to ER: This has the possibility of being a blood clot. Something that shouldn't wait until the morning. Better to have a false alarm with this one, than the alternative. ...Read more

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Why is my arm blood pressure normal. But mid calf pressure is very high. 150/103. Have leg pain too. And high cholesterol.

Why is my arm blood pressure normal. But mid calf pressure is very high. 150/103. Have leg pain too. And high cholesterol.

Ankle BP: Normally the blood pressure of the lower extremities is slightly higher than the upper extremites, if the BP of the lower extremities were lower, this would suggest some type of obstructive vascular disease; however, when the lower extremities pressure is significantly higher, than the upper extremities, it may signify some type of vasculature calcification of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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I am on high blood pressure high colistrol, rls, allergy medicine but stil have calf and thigh pain at night. Can you help?

I am on high blood pressure high colistrol, rls, allergy medicine but stil have calf and thigh pain at night. Can you help?

See PCP: Based on your age and the medical information you provided I am suspecting few things including peripheral neuropathy and restless leg. You need complete evaluation including physical examination and lab works. Talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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My sis suffered water retention. Pain ankle and calf. Worsen when sitting and standing for a long time. She is diabetic and high blood pressure. Help!

My sis suffered water retention. Pain ankle and calf. Worsen when sitting and standing for a long time. She is diabetic and high blood pressure. Help!

See your doctor: There are many causes for this and it is impossible to go through them all in 400 characters. However, deep vein thrombosis is one cause, and that can be serious. See your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Pain in my right leg calf only get pain when I wear tight skinny jeans that put a lot of pressure on my leg No swelling. Could it b a blood clot?

Pain in my right leg calf only get pain when I wear tight skinny jeans that put a lot of pressure on my leg No swelling. Could it b a blood clot?

Possible but unlikel: This will require that you see your physician and get an evaluation. This may be vascular or musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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I've just been to doctor who said my blood pressure is fine. I still have calf pain, shin pain and thigh pain. Could this be a blood clot?

See below: Dvt is the term I believe you're referring to as a blood clot. Usual presentation will involve calf pain and swelling that is progressively unbearable. A screening test for this is called a venous doppler. This can be ordered by your medical physician. Usually a good thorough history and physical is able to rule out this condition. Go back to your medical doctor or seek out an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. I would do this as soon as possible like tomorrow good luck thank you. ...Read more

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I am having some burning sensation down the back of my right leg. It move from my calf to my buttocks should I worry it moves and is never the entire leg. I am not short of breath but I am asthmatic. My blood pressure is good 106/76 and my pulse is 67.

I am having some burning sensation down the back of my right leg. It move from my calf to my buttocks should I worry it moves and is never the entire leg. I am not short of breath but I am asthmatic. My blood pressure is good 106/76 and my pulse is 67.

You: You may have sciatica in your right leg. Sciatica is leg pain caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched in the back. It sounds like the pain in the leg is improving. If it is nor improving or getting worse then I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor for further workup. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniation and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

My blood pressure increase?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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How to check blood pressure?

How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP.

Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.

Get some sunshine daily.

For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Blood pressure problem signs?

Blood Pressure Signs: Hypertension is often known as the 'silent' disease. It can be very high for a very long time without causing any noticeable symptoms.
But, common symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, fatigue, chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, sometimes shortness of breath.

It is wise to always know where your blood pressure is and to keep track of it. ...Read more

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How to control blood pressure?

How to control blood pressure?

Several ways: Avoid salt, exercise regularly, keep your weight down, and get a good nights sleep. If these things don't work then medications might be needed. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 100 over 70 ok?

Normal range: It is within normal range for most adults and would be ok especially if not associated with symptoms of low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How is blood pressure measured?

How is blood pressure measured?

Sphygmomanometer: Blood pressure is measured with a sphygmomanometer measuring pressure in millimeters of mercury. ...Read more

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Is 138/62 a good blood pressure?

Is 138/62 a good blood pressure?

Reasonable: You should try to keep your BP below 140/90. Yours is borderline high, so you should cut out extra salt, and exercise regularly. If that does not improve it, you should be seen to adjust or add an antihypertensive medication. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 90/50 ok?

Yes: The reading is on the lower side but if you feel ok i.e. Don't feel dizzy or weak and normally run lower blood pressures, the numbers are ok. ...Read more

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Is 110/90 blood pressure normal?

Is 110/90 blood pressure normal?

Yes: You may want to talk with your physician about why you'd worry about this -- I think you recognize your concern is baseless. Scientific medicine with lots of measurements generates a lot of numbers, and these vary tremendously. High cholesterol and high blood pressure may be present without your realizing it, but most other labs are guides to interpreting symptoms and mean little if you feel well. ...Read more