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Can A Low Inr Level Effect Blood Pressure
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
SHOULDN'T: A high inr (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP) , generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain ... ...Read more
How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase
Depends on symptoms: With symptoms a full work up is required. Full h&p with labs holter , echo, tilt table etc. Once a likely diagnosis is found a taylored therapy can implemented.As far as what is too low is usually based on symptoms . If you feel fine with a BP of 85 systolic then your probably fine. If your woozy of dizzy its too low. ...Read more
I've been told I have low blood pressure but nothing worrying. Are there any simple and natural ways of raising it to a normal level?
Needed?: If your lowere blood pressure is not causing you any symptoms, there is no reason for concern or need to raise it. A lower blood pressure is generally better for you. If you are having symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, or syncope, you may benefit from increasing your intake of water and salt. ...Read more
I always had low iron levels and normal blood pressure since yesterday my BP is 153/123 today 153/116 is there a reason for this sudden change?
Should blood pressure always be taking at heart level? Mine reads high if taken below it and reads low if above the heart. Doc says mine is high.
Yes: Yes, blood pressure should always be taken at heart level. Devices that measure blood pressure from the wrist are usually calibrated to compensate for the difference. However, the difference between the readings is usually not that much. Even if you have borderline hypertension, it's a good idea to exercise reguarly to lower your blood pressure. ...Read more
When testing my blood pressure, how do I get my arm "at heart level" for standing, sitting, and laying down? My numbers can be falsely low or high.
It's easy: When standing hold your arm out in front of your body, not quite at 90 degrees, so that the blood pressure cuff the same distance from the floor as your heart. While sitting, resting your arm on the arm of a chair usually gets your arm in the right position. While laying down, lay on your back with your arm resting at your side. ...Read more
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