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Blood pressure: does your systolic pressure affect diastolic pressure?

Blood pressure: does your systolic pressure affect diastolic pressure?

No: They're independent but often tend to go together. Younger people tend to have higher diastolic pressures. Older people tend to have higher systolic pressures. But those are just generalizations. ...Read more

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What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. Diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. ...Read more

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Will diastolic blood pressure ever exceed systolic blood pressure?

Will diastolic blood pressure ever exceed systolic blood pressure?

No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure immediately before the subsequent contraction. Diastolic blood pressure can never be higher than systolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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What increases your intracranial pressure?

What increases your intracranial pressure?

Intracranial pressur: Whenever there is an obstruction to the flow of the cerebrospinal pressure, there happens an increase in intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Headache with high blood pressure?

Headache with high blood pressure?

HA and HBP: headaches due to hypertension get better when BP gets better and return when HIGH BP returns. I am available for second opinion on BP issues which is all I do. ...Read more

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When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

When does high blood pressure damage the heart at what systolic and diastolic pressures?

Depends: Typically over the long haul concern is raised over end organ damage (to the heart for example) if SBP>140 and/or DBP>90. ...Read more

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Systolic blood pressure the upper one?

Systolic blood pressure the upper one?

Systolic BP: Blood pressure is reported as - systolic bp/ diastolic bp. Upper number is the pressure generated when your heart beats or ejects blood from the heart and the lower number is when the heart is at rest between the heart beats. Best BP is 120/80. Systolic BP > 130 and diastolic > 80 need to be followed or treated. ...Read more

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What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

Sympathetic nerves: During exercise the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated. The catecholamines released as well as direct stimulation on the heart result in a faster heart rate as well as increased contractility which raises cardiac output. This increases the rate of volume/pressure rise into the vasculature (dp/dt). This increases bp. ...Read more

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What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pressure in arteries: The pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts is the systolic blood pressure and when it relaxes the pressure is the diastolic pressure. It could be measured directly by putting a needle into an artery or indirectly with a blood pressure cuff. ...Read more

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High eye pressure (intraocular pressure), what to do?

High eye pressure (intraocular pressure), what to do?

Follow MD advice: I am assuming that you were evaluated by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) and elevation of the pressure was noted. You will then be advised of eyedrops and other measures to lower the pressure to the normal range. Mostly these measures are quite effective. ...Read more

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What controls the diastolic pressure?

What controls the diastolic pressure?

Vascular tone: Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood flow. Although we have excellent medication options for managing vascular resistance, I have found that good cardiovascular conditioning seems to positively impact the diastolic blood pressure by enhancing "run off" in the peripheral vascular bed. ...Read more

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Does nitroglycerin lower your blood pressure?

Does nitroglycerin lower your blood pressure?

NTG lower BP: Yes, it is a vasodilator and so can cause low BP and even dizziness and fainting. ...Read more

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Diastolic pressure, systolic and central venous pressure (cvp). What does it all mean?

Diastolic pressure, systolic and central venous pressure (cvp). What does it all mean?

Arteries and veins: Systolic pressure is the pressure in your artery during during cardiac contraction as blood rapidly flows into the arteries . It measures to certain degree the elasticity of the vessel . Diastolic pressure is the pressure after contraction when no active flow is going and measures the resting tone of the artery . CVP is the venous pressure closest to the heart or the vena cavae. ...Read more

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Blood pressure and amox-clav. Does this drug raise blood pressure?

Blood pressure and amox-clav.  Does this drug raise blood pressure?

No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more

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What triggers high blood pressure and pulse rate?

What triggers high blood pressure and pulse rate?

Hypertension: High blood pressure is a condition that puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. It does not usually cause symptoms. But it can be serious. Pulse rate can be tied to high blood pressure. .You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety raise your blood pressure?

Can anxiety raise your blood pressure?

Anxiety: Not sure if you are taking blood pressure medications, but anxiety itself can slightly raise the systolic blood pressure reading during an attack. ...Read more

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Why does hyperventilation reduce intracranial pressure?

Why does hyperventilation reduce intracranial pressure?

Reducing CO2: Carbon dioxide (co2) opens up the cerebral blood vessels and increases the volume of blood in the head, increasing intracranial pressure (icp). Hyperventilation is used acutely to reduce the co2 and therefore the icp. ...Read more

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