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Doctor insights on: Factors Affecting Blood Pressure Readings

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Can blood pressure affect pulse oximeter readings?

Can blood pressure affect pulse oximeter readings?

Not usually..: The only effect would be if the blood pressure is extremely low causing poor peripheral blood flow. In this instance, the pulse ox may be inaccurate. This could occur in shock situations. As long as the blood flow remains normal, the blood pressure will not affect pulse ox. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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What physiological factors affect blood pressure ?

Multiple: Lack of exercise, weight gain. Diurnal variation, more in the morning. Excessive caffeine amongst the others. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Unlikely: The vessels of the eye generally are not affected by ordinary levels of high blood pressure. If the systolic approaches 200 and the diastolic gets over 160 - very dangerous levels - then there could be bleeding in the retina or fluid leaks which can alter vision. Levels this high can lead to strokes in the brain that can also affect vision. ...Read more

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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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Can a high INR reading affect blood pressure?

Can a high INR reading affect blood pressure?

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

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Possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

Possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

See below: The causes of acutely low blood pressure and chronically low pressure are different. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Are heart problems low blood pressure?

Are heart problems  low blood pressure?

Possibly: There are a number of conditions that can cause low blood pressure, from heart to hydration to kidney dysfunction. If you are symptomatic (lightheaded, feeling like you could pass out when standing), seek care. ...Read more

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Does cuff size affect blood pressure readings?

Does cuff size affect blood pressure readings?

Using a blood pressure cuff that's too large or too small can give you inaccurate blood pressure readings: Your doctor's office should have several sizes of cuffs to ensure an accurate blood pressure reading. Also, when you measure your blood pressure at home, it's important to use the proper size cuff. Having a properly fitting cuff is important because poorly fitting cuffs won't give accurate blood pressure measurements. If you're concerned about the size of your cuff or your blood pressure readings, talk to your doctor. He or she may check your blood pressure several times with the same, appropriately sized, cuff in the same arm. Averaging multiple readings taken during the same visit should give your "true" blood pressure at that point in time. ...Read more

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Blood pressure reading of 106/76 pulse 52 considered normal?

Blood pressure reading of 106/76 pulse 52 considered normal?

Your BP Is in the: Low normal range (normal BP 100-140/ 60-90) and your heart rate is slower than the average (60-90). Ask ur dr if he would consider cutting down on the dose of your metoprolol. God bless u! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/abouthighbloodpressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings_ucm_301764_article.Jsp#maincontent http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/physicalact. ...Read more

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Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more

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How do blood pressure regulators detect blood pressure levels?

How do blood pressure regulators detect blood pressure levels?

Pulse volume: Hi scar -- it's a pulse volume recording and it is based on regular pulses --. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

Work with your doc.: Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors. If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Yes: Acute rise in blood pressure especially severe may result in visual disturbance. Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may also cause visual changes. ...Read more