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Colonoscopy Ok With High Blood Pressure
Yes: As long as it is fairly well-controlled at the time of the procedure with medications taken at home. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
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High blood pressure before gral anesthesia -EGD and colonoscopy- Been having 145/95 average in the last week. Lot of stress lately. HR normal though. ?
Yes. No. Maybe.: It depends on the person, whether he will be nicely relaxed in the tank; or will be "freaked out", claustrophobic, and racing his mind in the tank. It probably also depends on how well-controlled his blood pressure is on his medications; and on how much his blood pressure changes when going from relaxed emotional states to stressful states. So, the answer is "it varies from person to person". ...Read more
Pregnancy concern: There are 2 point i have to address here. First one some women have high blood pressure during pregnancy. It is controlled with medications and usually it goes away after delivery. Second point usually delivery is at 40 weeks. So if the delivery is delayed you should consult your gynecologist ASAP to see whats the problem for the delay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your BP is controlled there are no limits of activities. ...Read more
Ok so I had anxiety for some things and then I read online that anxiety causes high blood pressure and damages kidneyMybackhurtsbutbeen hurting before?
Unrelated: The kind of damage that hypertension does to kidneys takes many years to develop, and is painless. ...Read more
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more