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Does blood tests shows high blood pressures?

Does blood tests shows high blood pressures?

They do not: All blood tests are usually normal in patients with Essential Hypertension. They can be abnormal in patients with hypertension secondary to renal disease or other causes of hypertension 2/2 identifiable source. However any patient with newly diagnosed hypertension should get all the recommended blood tests to rule out diabetes, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Blood sugar normal person?

Blood sugar normal person?

Normal Ranges: Fasting: 65-99g/dl; 2 hours following a meal, no more than 139 mg/dl. ...Read more

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High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

Only if testing for : It. It will only show up in the testing if they're looking for it. ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more

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Normal sugar blood level?

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Normal sugar blood level?

100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read more

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Blood sugar control measures?

Many: Education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, proper medical advice, medication, life style modification, relaxation, complication prevention, control of BP and lipids, avoid tobacco and excess alcohol. ...Read more

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Notmal blood sugar?

Notmal blood sugar?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate your question. What would you like to know about normal sugar.Normal fasting glucose levels in blood are less than 100. Between 100 and 126 are prediabetic or glucose intolerant, after 127 pre diabetic. A1c is normal <5.6 prediabetics 5.7-6.4. Diabetics are >6.5, uncontrolled diabetics are A1c >7. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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Random blood sugar test result 375mg/dL repeat test done Fasting Plasma Glucose result 228mg/dL. Am I diabetic?

Random blood sugar test result 375mg/dL repeat test done Fasting Plasma Glucose result 228mg/dL. Am I diabetic?

Yes!: You are def a diabetic. Get a glucose meter and check some fingersticks. Completely NL in the AM fasting is 70-100. 101-125 is borderline, >125 is diabetes. Go see a diabetes doc and get an A1C test. Normal is up to 5.7. Pre-diabetic is 5.7 - 6.4. Diabetes is >6.4. Check out this link from the NIH: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/A1CTest/A1C_Test_DM_508.pdf. You need diabetic tx! ...Read more

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Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Is a low blood glucose or high blood glucose better?

Neither: Neither are good for you but the more dangerous one is low blood sugar. The effect of low blood sugar is quicker and you can definitely die from it. ...Read more

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Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Random glucose >200: The ADA has set criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes as a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia and a random glucose blood glucose > 200mg/dL http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diagnosis/ ...Read more

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Can home fingerstick blood tests test for hypoglycemia?

Yes: Home kits can measure your blood sugar and are available over the counter or with a presciption. They can test for low blood sugar, aka hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Can you monitor blood glucose levels without drawing blood?

Can you monitor blood glucose levels without drawing blood?

No: Blood glucose is just that blood glucose, many methods have been tried to try to aproximate that. Even with the continious subcutaneous blood glucose monitoring devices you still have to do minimum of 2 bood glucose to calibrate the readings. ...Read more

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Would an ordinary blood test catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Would an ordinary blood test catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Only if it is tested: Your doctor has to request the test for blood sugar and indicate if it is fasting or random blood sugar level. Most testing doe snot include blood sugar unless the doctor orders a complete metabolic panel of tests. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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How do blood pressure regulators detect blood pressure levels?

How do blood pressure regulators detect blood pressure levels?

Pulse volume: Hi scar -- it's a pulse volume recording and it is based on regular pulses --. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

The other way: Alcohol acutely will lower blood sugars by inhibiting glucose release from your liver and increasing inulin. ...Read more

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How can I do good on a sugar blood test?

Fasting?: Find out if it is a fasting blood test or not. If it is a fasting test - then don't eat or drink for 8 to 12 hours prior to the test. ...Read more

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I'm type 2 diet controlled, I have a blood test every 6 months. What to use to check my sugar levels day to day?

I'm type 2 diet controlled, I have a blood test every 6 months. What to use to check my sugar levels day to day?

Glucometer: Glucometers are available for home blood sugar testing. You may buy one at a drug store. If you have insurance your health insurance may cover some of the cost of the meter and test strips. ...Read more

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My blood sugars were 2.4 on a blood test should I be worried?

Clarify: A 2.4 doesn't really make sense for a blood glucose level, or even for an a1c - you need to clarify as to exactly what test was done and what the units of measurement are. ...Read more

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Would an ordinary blood test catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Only if it is tested: Your doctor has to request the test for blood sugar and indicate if it is fasting or random blood sugar level. Most testing doe snot include blood sugar unless the doctor orders a complete metabolic panel of tests. ...Read more

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Took a blood test and it shows my blood glucose is 109. Is that normal?

Took a blood test and it shows my blood glucose is 109. Is that normal?

Glucose: Your blood glucose is slightly elevated. We like to see it below 100. You can have it repeated. Did you fast ...Read more

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Help please. Could an ordinary "blood test" catch low blood sugar/hypoglycemia?

Yes: If the sample is obtained when the blood sugar is low and collected and run appropriately (in a hospital lab) it can be diagnostic for hypoglycemia. Tests can also be done for causes. Other ways to look for low sugars include continuous glucose monitoring systems and hemoglobin a1c that evaluates average blood sugar over time. Glucose meters are not usually useful in diagnosing hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Will a beer for anxity before a blood test change results an it's not for blood sugar?

No: Not the ones that matter, except for blood alcohol. If it made a difference, we'd notice whether the people on whom we draw blood are buzzed or sober. This is a good question and I am glad you asked. ...Read more

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Had a blood test done insulin level up 8 points but my sugar stays around 77 all the time ?

Had a blood test done insulin level up 8 points but my sugar stays around 77 all the time ?

Need more info: Why was blood insulin level tested? It is not the usual work-up for diabetes. If your fasting blood glucose is 77, that is normal. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Is smoking during fasting hours before fasting blood test increases the blood sugar in the test?

It shouldn't: Smoking a cigarette before a blood test should not increase your sugar level. Thus, i would discuss with your doctor why your sugar was elevated as this may be the first sign of diabetes. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?

How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?

Urine test for sugar: Presence of sugar/glucose in urine would be an indiation of high blood glucose and possibly diabetes. Low blood sugar can only be detected with a blood test. ...Read more

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Bottle of fizzy club orange with lots of sugar about half hour before i got blood test.. How would this effect it?

Depends on test: If you were having a blood glucose test, this will cause it to be artifactually high. However, many blood tests must be performed fasting, while others are not affected by eating or drinking. Without known what you were being tested for, this is probably not a complete answer. ...Read more

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I fastd for 10+ hours (maybe 14). My blood test result showed 68mg/dl fr blood sugar (normal is 70). Should I be worried?

I fastd for 10+ hours (maybe 14). My blood test result showed 68mg/dl fr blood sugar (normal is 70). Should I be worried?

Okay: You are fine. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. Consider yourself fortunate. ...Read more

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I am 18 i woke up and drank coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and i took a blood test and the result was 108 is it normal ?

I am 18 i woke up and drank coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and i took a blood test and the result was 108 is it normal ?

Depends: Blood glucose is best monitored in fasting condition. You should have fasted at least 8 hours not taken anything other than water. This result is not interpretable due to your intake of coffee and sugar before the blood draw. ...Read more

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Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should i worry?

Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should i worry?

High glucose: means you need to manage your glucose level better. I don't know what is in Powereade but many of those drinks are loaded w/sugar. Consider switching to lemon water. Please see your doc. He/she may give you a A1c test which measures your glucose over 3-4 months rather than one moment in time. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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A recent blood test showed my mean blood glucose at 114, yet the clinician said all was normal. Should I be concerned? Get a 2nd opinion maybe?

A recent blood test showed my mean blood glucose at 114, yet the clinician said all was normal. Should I be concerned? Get a 2nd opinion maybe?

Need clarification: If your clinician said it was the mean glucose, i suspect s/he did an A1c (a way to look at the average sugar over past few months). 114 is equiv to an A1c of 5.6, which is upper limit of normal. If 114 was a fasting glucose, that is in the pre-diabetes range (abnormal). Repeat testing is advised to confirm either. If you are pre-diabetic, take this seriously-full diabetes can be prevented/delayed. ...Read more

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I went to the dr. Today. My last blood test said i was hypoglycemic at the time. I do have symptoms, when i've checked my blood sugar it's normal?

Blood sugar levels: Vary somewhat throughout the day; elevations may be expected after a meal but should return to normal within a couple hours. If u experience low sugar symptoms & readings between meals, may be in early stages of diabetes. Can try eating 6 or more minimeals a day (protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs) & avoid sugary foods & drinks, which raise bs rapidly & allow levels to drop rapidly. C doc. ...Read more