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Bp Checking Device
Not usually..: The only effect would be if the blood pressure is extremely low causing poor peripheral blood flow. In this instance, the pulse ox may be inaccurate. This could occur in shock situations. As long as the blood flow remains normal, the blood pressure will not affect pulse ox. ...Read more
Real pressure: All accurate measurements of your blood pressure are real and affect your body. Your blood pressure will vary through out the day depending on activity, emotion, and circadian rhythm. Timing of blood pressure medications will also significantly affect the measurement. Treatment decisions are usually based on multiple measurements at different times of day over multiple days. ...Read more
Constant low BP 100/60 pulse rate 85-90 lightheadedness, salty food work for short time then BP dropped again, already did echo, ecg, stress test normal?
Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?
Syndrome: I would suggest you get an evaluation to be sure whether there is valvar or other problem associated with your 'presyncope'. The information numbers you provided are less concerning than the fact of the symptom of presyncope. ...Read more
Your BP Is in the: Low normal range (normal BP 100-140/ 60-90) and your heart rate is slower than the average (60-90). Ask ur dr if he would consider cutting down on the dose of your metoprolol. God bless u! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/abouthighbloodpressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings_ucm_301764_article.Jsp#maincontent http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/physicalact. ...Read more
Rapid Heart Rate: Your blood pressure is great but your HR is notably high for a conditioned athlete. Most endurance athletes achieve HR's in the 60bpm range. The heart learns to beat more forcefully and not as fast to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to skin, muscle and vital organs. The tissues also learn to extract more oxygen and nutrients from blood and V02max increases. Your HR of 90bpm may reflect anxiety ...Read more
See below: Digital ones are quite accurate, but must be compared to ones in your physicians office to be verified. Instructions are simple to follow.Make sure you are getting the right size cuff, the length of the BP cuff bladder should be 80 percent, and the width at least 40 percent (and some use 46 percent), of the circumference of the upper arm. They are labelled small adult, adult and large adult. ...Read more
Avoid wrist machines: Most home BP monitoring machines are good and usually fairly inexpensive, <$50. The ones that work on the upper arm are a bit more accurate than the wrist machines. Also, check your BP in both arms, there may be a significant difference. If more than 10 mmhg, you should get that checked out by a cardiologist. If not, use the arm with the higher of the two measurements. Check it at random times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observe syncope. Baseline BP 115/73, hr 88 bpm. During tilt 70 : BP stable, hr 112 bpm. During isuprel (isoproterenol) : BP 92/78, hr 175 bpm. Thoughts? Is it normal?
Can be: This is not an extreme response. You may simply need to increase your fluid and salt intake particularly during your periods. ...Read more
Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff i get normal readings.
Don't exist: There are no reliable glucose meters that work without getting a drop of blood. Some advertisements will say "i don't need to stick my finger". What they don't say is that you have to stick somewhere else, like your forearm, to get blood. There are glucose sensors that place a small sensor under the skin and continuously monitor sugars but you still need to calibrate them twice daily with blood. ...Read more
Does blood pressure increase with pulse rate? I've noticed higher BP readings when my pulse is higher.
Will a period of anxiety during health check elevate blood pressure reading (i.e. 127/130 systolic)?
Atrial fibrillation + high blood pressure 141/87. On 4mg warfarin INR 3 / 5mg amlodipine 5mg bisoprolol for 3months. Why isnt BP going down.What risks?
Compensation: Sometimes when you start BP meds, the kidneys compensate in an attempt to maintain the (too high) BP. Add a mild diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (cheap as water, gentle, you won't even know you're taking it) and I'll bet you'll see your BP fall nicely. Your INR is perfect! ...Read more