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Fall Under Peer Pressure
Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more
Is a blood pressure of 127/34 as my second reading was 114/70. Heart rate is 60 to 70 resting when waking up over 50 under 60?
Maybe, maybe not: Isn't negligence a legal definition? You might be better off seeking opinion from legal website since this is a physician only site to point out medical info. With that said, if someone's walking in a hallway, falls & hits his/her head, why do we always look to blame someone else? Maybe it was just a pure accident? Even if power cord, liquid and/or banana peel on ground, must prove willful intent. ...Read more
Occasional pressure knot ball feeling below sternum. Dizziness faint feeling and blood pressure fluctuate from 94/62 to 128/84?
See your doctor: While heart disease would be unusual in a 35 year old woman, family history, cholesterol issues and smoking could put you at risk. Pain like you're describing, with dizziness and blood pressure changes, is a little concerning. It could be due to stomach ulcers/gastritis or other causes. But heart disease is still a concern. Please have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High blood pressure runs in my family. My mom's BP will be as high as 200/? Sometimes. Why does my BP stay around 100/70-even when stressed out?
Under eye dark circle, hair whitening, hair loss high blood pressure, high level of frettin, mild depression. 27 years old. Why?
YOU NEED A WORKUP!: HOW LONG FOR ALL THESE SYMPTOMS? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? YOU MUST SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED! ...Read more
Grandmother on 4 blood pressure medications - still having a fluctuating blood pressure reaching 200/100+. Any ideas?
Add meds.: Keep adding medicines until pressure goes down over time. Give appointments every week. Monitor BP at home. Use Clonidine to lower BP higher than 200/100. Even consider Clonidine patch. Refer her to a hypertension specialist, or to a nephrologist ( kidney). Rule out pheochromocytoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nope: Some people who walk around and feel well have diastolic bps of zero. (at least as estimated by a BP cuff which is an indirect measurement). My only caveat: get an echo and be sure you don't have aortic regurgitation which can be severe, cause no symptoms for years, and be hard to detect with a stethoscope. ...Read more
21yo male. stressful event of recent. blood pressure high. Base number sitting at around 140/92. long haul flight soon. on no med for condition.
Worrisome: This is a worrisome but not emergent level of high blood pressure.Removing controllable aggravating factors like salty foods,added salt,caffeine,nicotine would be wise as well as a formal doctors visit.High blood pressure is a stealth killer, triggering subtle changes in kidney function over time as well as other changes. Don't assume its just transient stress. ...Read more
Have high blood pressure, on amlodipine and levothyroxine. Feeling chest pain/congestion around heart especiallly when stressed. Best way2 calm down?
Blood pressure: Need to be sure your thyroid levels are normal on your lt4. Learning meditation is a good way to calm down. A start is consciously slowing your breathing down and telling yourself slowly to breath in, then out slowly. This is a first step to learning to bring yourself down. ...Read more
GO TO ER!: GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM WITHOUT DELAY. ...Read more
Sudden Heart BPM jump to 110.feeling of pressure in the head and ears. pain behind eyes and vision and focus problems.normal blood pressure. any idea?
Chronic sinusitis: please go and see your doctor for a proper exam -- ...Read more
Should ones arm be resting on surface or hold itself ( elevated without support)
at heart level while checking blood pressure?
Resting always: When you hold your arm up, you're performing muscular work /isometric exercise: this raises your BP! Your arm must be supported at heart level on a table or desk to obtain an accurate reading. (also: be sure you're at complete rest for 10 minutes and that the cuff is the right size for your arm's diameter). Thank you for asking - that's a great question! ...Read more
Been on travatan for 1 mo. Pressure dropped from 28 to 16-18 and pressure re- checked in 3 mos. Is there any reason to believe pressure won't?
When I stand up from my desk chair at work specifically-feeling of intense pressure in my head that subsides in abt 30secs-oddly, only occurs @ work?
Could be: These symptoms could be indicative of many things such as anxiety or dehydration. It sounds as if you have a desk job. While working it is a good idea to get up at least 1-2 times per hour and talk a short walk or stretch. If you drink coffee while at work you may be dehydrated which can cause a headache when standing up. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout your work day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My resting blood pressure is in the 70s and pulse in the 50s, and my blood pressure and pulse very orthostatic. Should I seek medical attention?
Age:Only if symptoms: What do u mean by blood pressure (BP) & pulse are "very orthostatic"? Orthostasis is a symptom, not a sign. If you're having symptoms orthostasis (fainting, dizzy spells, weakness / fatigue, passing out), then certainly you should be under a doctor's care. If you're concerned about why your BP/pulse numbers are low in the absence of symptoms, u can TTYD for testing. It may negative, given your age ...Read more
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