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Doctor insights on: Care Plans For Orthostatic Blood Pressure

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I have symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Do I really have the illness?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I have symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Do I really have the illness?

Orthostatic: You will need a proper assessment of supine and standing BP preformed correctly with a manual cuff to confirm your suspicion by a competent physician with attention to detail and measurement protocol. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal drop in blood pressure from standing to laying down? (Not laying to standing/orthostatic hypotension).

What is considered a normal drop in blood pressure from standing to laying down? (Not laying to standing/orthostatic hypotension).

About 10 or less: When you lie down and your blood pools, your blood pressure should drop but no more than 10 mm of mercury. Some argue however that a drop in blood pressure when you lie down is not pathological. Why do you ask?? ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: In general 112/50 is normal. If you have orthostatic symptoms, it could be related to the baseline lowish blood pressure complicated by hypovolemia, venous insufficiency or other conditions. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have the orthostatic symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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What physical fitness plan reduces blood pressure?

What physical fitness plan reduces blood pressure?

Exercise: Blood pressure tends to increase temporarily w/weight lifting but strengthening should still be a definite part of everyone's exercise program, along w/aerobics, stretching/flexibility & balance. These latter elements tend to lead to lower blood pressure in the long run. In general, comprehensive regular exercise leads to lower pressure. That and eating healthy. Good idea to avoid adding salt. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure without on medicine and on amoxicillin and plan in getting drunk this weekend what can happen?

If I have high blood pressure without on medicine and on amoxicillin and plan in getting drunk this weekend what can happen?

Alcohol and BP: The Amoxicillin and alcohol is not the best idea. But the BP elevation and alcohol can cause a stroke quite easily. A bad idea, and a sadly all too common mistake. I'd rather have a heart attack than a stroke. I don't want somebody feeding me while I sit in an adult high chair and drool. Alcohol isn't worth it? ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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Can p5p raise blood pressure?

Not reported: There are several potential side effects, elevated blood pressure is not one of them. ...Read more

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How do I lower blood pressure?

How do I lower blood pressure?

Hypertension: Maintain weight, exercise and restrict salt in your diet are the basics. ...Read more

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Can I cure my blood pressure?

Hypertension: Cure is not the correct word but weight loss aerobic exercise oking cessation can bring it down to goal in 30% of people. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure?

How can I lower blood pressure?

Depends: Hi. If you're obese or overweight, weight loss may lower BP. Regular exercise may help lower BP. Weight loss is easier said than done, however. The most direct and proven means is to take BP meds ("antihypertensives"). Personally, I would never put off treating high BP with the hope that weight loss or exercise might control it. High BP injures and kills. Ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do odors affect blood pressure?

Do odors affect blood pressure?

Maybe: Any strong odor -- particularly if it is offensive to you may increase your blood pressure. An allergic response to a volatile organic compound could in theory cause a lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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When is blood pressure too low?

When is blood pressure too low?

Depends: On multiple issues. If you are symptomatic....Fatigued, lightheaded etc. If yes then it is too low. Also depends if you are taking medications to lower bp...Then it might be to low. Some people have BP in the 90's and that is normal for them. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I reduce blood pressure?

How can I reduce blood pressure?

Stay healthy: Eat well, keep a good weight, do not smoke, avoid too much caffeine, avoid too much salt, decrease stress. If all this fails, see a dr. For eval and possible BP medical management. ...Read more

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Does sorel lower blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Like most of these 'health foods' its cracked up to have lots of unproven benefits. There is no scientific proof it will help anything other than the person selling it. ...Read more

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How do you lower blood pressure?

How do you lower blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: If you're overweight or obese, you should lose weight, even a loss of 5-10% of your body weight can help. Also, limit your sodium (salt) intake to 1500 mg of sodium per day. Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can help lower blood pressure. Stress reduction techniques may also help. Even if you have a strong family history of high blood pressure you should still follow these recommendations. ...Read more

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Who to control my blood pressure?

Who to control my blood pressure?

Teamwork: You and your doctor can come up with a game plan/treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 95/50 bad?

Not likely: If you do not have any symptoms like racing heart beat or light headedness, then this number is not concerning. If you have any symptoms, then you must see your PCP. ...Read more

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How do I raise my blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: No reason to do so unless passing out or dizziness associated with low blood pressure. If such symptoms, then increasing salt and fluid intake is the first treatment. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure?

How do I lower my blood pressure?

By yourself?: Don't attempt this by yourself. The safest way is to see your doctor, be evaluated for your nutrition and BMI and, if necessary, receive medication. Meanwhile, avoiding salt is a good thing. ...Read more

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How can u take my blood pressure?

How can u take my blood pressure?

In person: Blood pressure can only be measured in person. Many drug stores have a blood pressure instrument that will do it for you and give you the result.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can I control blood pressure?

Hypertension: 1. Lifestyle improvement: Excercise, Weight control, Lessen salt intake, Stop smoking
2. Medication
3. Stress management
4. Regular visits with your family doctor ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure.

How can I lower my blood pressure.

Several: Salt and alcohol restriction, wt loss, exercise. Avoiding meds which cause high bp, reducing stress and relaxation. ...Read more