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Blood Pressure Test (Overview)

I assume you mean lab tests. It should include a comprehensive panel, urine test, and an ekg. You can also get an echo and stress test, but the simple 3 lab tests should do.


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Is a routine blood pressure test necessary?

Is a routine blood pressure test necessary?

Routine BP Test: Yes it is a routine in hospitals, doctors office most of the time.You know most of the time hypertension is diagnosed, as most of the people who have high bp, have no syptoms. ...Read more

Blood Pressure Test (Overview)

I assume you mean lab tests. It should include a comprehensive panel, urine test, and an ekg. You can also get an echo and stress test, but the simple 3 lab tests should do.


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Is it okay to eat before a blood pressure test?

Is it okay to eat before a blood pressure test?

OK to EAT BEFORE BP: Yes it is ok as long as you have not consumed meal containig lot of salt. ...Read more

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Blood pressure test (Tip)

Veins, returning blood to the heart, become dilated (varicosed) due to gravitational pressure. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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Blood pressure test (Tip)

Superficial varicose veins (those you can see) reflect increase pressure in the deep veins. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
Once
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What is the definition or description of: blood pressure test?

See below: I assume you mean lab tests. It should include a comprehensive panel, urine test, and an ekg. You can also get an echo and stress test, but the simple 3 lab tests should do. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What do the top and bottom number mean on a blood pressure test?

What do the top and bottom number mean on a blood pressure test?

Systolic ; diastolic: The top number (systolic) is the pressure reading when the heart pumps and pushed blood through the arteries. The bottom number (diastolic) is the pressure when the heart rests between beats. ...Read more

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What u can take before a blood pressure test to get a good reading?

What u can take before a blood pressure test to get a good reading?

A deep breath: Before taking a blood pressure reading, one can take a slow deep breath or two, relax a moment, and imagine a calm and pleasant scene (such as sitting on the warm sand at the beach, watching the waves, listening to the birds). ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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On a blood pressure test, what does the top number mean? And the bottom number?

On a blood pressure test, what does the top number mean? And the bottom number?

BP: The systolic (top) number is the pressure generated by the force of your left ventricle during contraction (systole). The diastolic (bottom) number is the residual pressure in the aorta during the resting phase (diastole) & reflects the elastic properties of the arterial system. If either is abnormally elevated for a long time, your risk of stroke, heart failure, attack, and kidney failure rise ...Read more

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What does it mean if the top numbe is high on a blood pressure test but not the other?

What does it mean if the top numbe is high on a blood pressure test but not the other?

Hypertension: It means that you have systolic hypertension, the most common scenario in hypertension. Either number being elevated is abnormally high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
once
Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
once
Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
once
If male, schedule a prostate exam
once
Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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