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Causes Of Weak Pulse
Can chinese herbs cause palpitations or weak pulse? I have been taking about 12 different herbs for the last four days per my naturopath.
Herbs: Definitely can cause many side effects. See someone else. Multiple drugs taken over such a short period of time is mysterious. How would any provider, especially a relatively untrained "naturopath', know when one or the other caused side effects, many which are well known with many "chinese herbs"? Find a doctor and discuss. ...Read more
Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer? Weak pulse
RAD: The challenge test just confirms that your airways react with some tightening/wheezing which reduces your lungs ability to move air. It is often used as a marker for asthma, RAD but beyond that tells you little. If you have had all these tests & they have not spotted a cancer, that should not be considered as a cause. If they eliminate a structural problem for your sensation it must be something else ...Read more
What does a strong pulse in the Carotid arteries mean? What does a weak mean? Does high blood pressure cause strong or weak pulse?
Strong VS Weak Pulse: In my experience, patients usually cannot adequately evaluate there pulses. In the carotid area I would suggest getting a carotid ultrasound. .. if all is ok things are OK. Your blood pressure is another matter and is easily checked by yourself or even at a drug store with the machine there. ...Read more
Sudden feeling of lightheadedness and weakness, BP 119/74, pulse 111. Should I be worried? Possible causes?
Dehydrated?: You may just be volume depleted, particularly if your light headedness occurred when you stood up. Drink extra non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic liquids. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more
Not really: As long as you are feeling ok -- and make sure that you eat well. ...Read more
Suicide attempt w/ nerium oleander 1 week ago that caused spontaneous vomiting has weak and low pulse 1 week later, will this pass or should see dr?
See a Doctor.: There are more than one reason to see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Should the pressure in the carotid arteries on the right side be roughly the same as on the left side? Right side pulse is weak. What could cause this
Arteries: Yes, the pressure or strength of the pulsation in each carotid artery should be the same unless there is a blockage reducing the pressure in the one with a weak pulsation. However this would be unusual in your age bracket. If you have further concerns have your physician examine and advise you. ...Read more
I feel lightheaded, blur vision, when I yell or scream altough my pulse and pressure remains normal what causes this? Is this weakness of the heart?
This has already: Been answered. This is not from a weak heart. This is your physiology and can be managed with medical evaluation and treatment. Review the previous answers and ask your health care professional to recommend evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Mild concussion 6 months ago. Seems to now affect vagal nerve cause I've started feeling nauseous. Acupuncturist said I have: weak pulse, low blood pressure. Symptoms seem to add up. What do I do?
I'm wondering what would be the cause if yellowish tint to eyes ketones in urine weakness very weak pulse fatigue and high blood sugars may be?
WHAT IS WEAK PULSE: What do you mean by weak pulse, does it feel weak on palpation or it is slow. If you have real concern about your pulse. You need to consult your doctor. It may be normal. If abnormal it may need to be investigated with ekg to check the rate and rhythem and may need blood test etc. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: I would assume that you have a sustained tachy-arrhythmia until proven otherwise. You should go to the ER immediately. ...Read more
Weak and high pulse: Go see your doctor to be evaluated, there are many possibilities for this combination. ...Read more
See your PCP: Your symptoms are vague please consult your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I am 34 yr old w/m. I am in decent shape and recently noticed a strong then weak pulse after aerobic workout. Not irregular, just strong then weak?
Palpitation: Unlikely to be a problem. If you keep noticing it, see your dr. There are tests can clarify it. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Wrist pulses may or may not correlate with blood pressure. How a pulse feels to the fingers is affected by many factors. Blood pressure is more accurately measured on the upper arm. Wrist BP monitors are helpful but they really need to be verified with more accurate means. ...Read more
Why does my heartbeat feel very weak and can barely feel it beating? Normal pulse but weaker on left side & in neck.
Probably not a concern but I strongly recommend you see your primary doctor to confirm that all is OK.
If the doctor finds things are OK but you are still troubled, you might want to see a Psychologist - you will be very relieved once you have met the Psychologist.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Met BP after running, pulse were strong and fast BP 160, 1 min after pulse weak and slow BP 150, could it be right? Felt more like 200 and then 120?
BP journal: Invest in a good digital BP machine (Omron) and check your BP before exercising 3x/day to get your baseline. After exercising BP should be lower that 160 (systolic) and between 60-95 (diastolic).- you cannot really "feel" BP- it must be measured and monitored. ...Read more
No: Because a defibrillator fires when the cardiac rythm is bad enough to cause a weak pulse. It is there to keep someone alive. ...Read more
My dad has largecellb type nhl.2nd chemo was a week back & he's still feeling weak. Also his pulse is 100beats/min. Bp is normal. Should we consult a dr?
Talk to doc: Fatigue is one of the most if not the most common side effect from chemo and unfortunately can be long lasting and quite hard to treat. Talk to his oncologist. He or she will likely check his blood counts and may want to see him. Best to you. ...Read more
What might happen to a diabetic patient if her glucose level is 7.0 and pulse 80, although feeling very weak?
I have sharp pain in one part of my head pulsing every hr or so then goes away. Also feeling quite weak. What could this be?
Can be migraine,,: This can easily be a migraine as the symptoms you've described fit it quite well. A visit to your doctor is in order to not only find out what can be prescribed to you that best helps it, but also to rule our anything else, especially if this pain gets worse. Best of luck. ...Read more
My HB is 10 and when I walk too much I feel weakness and my pulse becomes rapid and I get tired very rapidly my age is 22 what should I do?
Check at a fire station. If the pulse is still low go to Urgent
care ...Read more
I just took my blood pressure and it was real low for me felt really weak this afternoon and b/p was 85/55 pulse rate was 118 had to sit down?
Weakness: Your symptoms desire to be investigated further to determine their cause. You had a resting rapid heart beat. Was it regular or irregular? You low BP could have been caused by your heart beating either fast or irregularly. Go to your physician or a cardiologist and get evaluated for the cause of your rapid heart rate. Good luck and make sure you are not taking too high a dose of your BP meds. ...Read more
16, female. I can feel and see a pulse in my stomach is this normal? Sometimes its stronger other times its weak. No pain my boyfriend has it to.
Yes: It is normal. You are feeling the pulsation of your abdominal aorta. It can often be felt in slender young people ...Read more
Having a hard time detecting my pulse with my fingers. I feel it, but it feels faint/weak. App says it's in the 70's, lower than norm for me. Worry?
See below: Normal pulse rate is 60-100. Pulse strength is subjective, and familiarity on how to take it is a big factor. If in doubt, have a check up. ...Read more
Hi dr. Just now my BP is 132/82 and pulse is 112! I'm under medication for BP, diabetics, cholesterol. I'm feeling very weak and hipalpitation is there?
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Could I have low BP despite extremely strong pulse and vice versa? Running and extreme strong pulse same BP reading as calm and weak pulse when I took
Yes: The strength of your pulse is often unrelated to the actual blood pressure. This variance is even greater as we age. The intensity of the pulse can also be affected by thyroid disease, anemia, aortic regurgitation and exercise. Also, the farther you are from the heart, the less the pulse accurately correlates with the heart's output. So, the neck pulse correlates better than the wrist pulse. ...Read more
16, female. I can feel and see a pulse in my stomach is this normal? Sometimes its stronger other times its weak. No pain my boyfriend has it to. Is t
Normal: It is common and normal to see pulsations in the abdomen as the largest artery in the body, the aorta, is located in the midline of the abdomen. It is very visible in slender people. If the pulsations are exceedingly prominent or a very large mass is present, a physician should examine you, however although an aneurysm would be very unusual in your age group. ...Read more
Is there a condition 'blue toe syndrome'? I have been told that it is an unknown pvd and that the pulse points down the left side of my body are weak?
'blue toe syndrome':
Blue (or purple) toe syndrome.
The blue (or purple) toe syndrome consists of the development of blue or violaceous discoloration of one or more toes in the absence of obvious trauma, serious cold-induced injury, or disorders producing generalized cyanosis. The major general categories are: (1) decreased arterial flow, (2) impaired venous outflo. ...Read more
I have pots and almost fainted a minute ago, and my pulse felt very weak for a second. Normal for vasovagal syncope?
Probably: Pots, as you know, stand for postural orthostatic tacycardia syndrome. It is very common in teens and twenties in girls and women. Heart rate should go up more than 30 beats per min when one stands up suddenly and may temporarily lose consciousness. If you yourself is feeling your pulse immediately after the episode, your judgment of pulse strength may not be accurate, but the pulse could be weak. ...Read more
I m too weak please help me m having high pulse rate due to weakness n often not feeling hungry now. My age is 37 kg age : 23 years n height 5'4?
Please see your MD!: This is probably not the best place to ask this question. There are many serious things that can cause a high pulse rate. You should seek medical attention right away. ...Read more
My 4yr old has bad flu. Not getting better after 4 days. His temp is 94.4. Shaky, weak, high pulse. Eating once a day. Is urgent medical care req.?
Flu: Yes, take him to the er asap., he may be very dehydrated and shocky. ...Read more
My heart beats faster suddenly even when I am resting. I'm sure not anxiety. Pulse is fast but weak. Why is this happening?
Let me ask you: Are you sleeping well at night? Is your daytime energy level adequate or low? Do you have panic attacks or ever been treated for anxiety or depression? How fast does the pulse get? Does it go to 150 and stay there or do you just notice this in your chest? Do you get headaches often? ...Read more
The fistula it self should have a strong pulsation but the pulse below it is a bit weaker because the fistula steals some of the arterial blood from the artery that goes down to the wrist providing that arterial pressure to the vein above it.
It should remain palpable though and the hand should remains well supplied with blood. ...Read more
My heart hurts I have a fast pulse and weak heart beat. I can't breath and extremly tired but haven't done anything?
Disease: You need to seek medical attention now ...Read more
Is it normal for the pulse in your wrist to disappear or become weak when you raise your arms above your head and hold them up?
Anatomy: Yes. Of course. That means less blood is flowing there against gravity. Your scenario is obvious. ...Read more