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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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

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
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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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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