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High Blood Pressure Upper Back Pain
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
Both are bad: Docs used to think that a high number was normal with age, research found a higher risk for stroke with higher upper number than lower number if either number or both are high, there is risk for heart attack and stroke, and both need treatment. Risk starts to climb at 125/75, not 140/90. Blood pressure over 130/85 needs to be treated first with lifestyle changes, then medication if fails. ...Read more
Pain: Need to get checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Have severe pressure in lower right side of head,worse at night.I have high fluctuating blood pressure.
Exam needed: Because of your age & complaints it is best for you to seek a doctor's evaluation right away. Take care ---- ...Read more
Sharp pain lower right side of stomach blood test showing up normal high temperature tenderness and constant light heads?
Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?
Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes upper right abdominal pain with stomach bloating. Pain gets worse when walking , low blood pressure, high glucose , pain goes through to back?
Nausea, frequent urinary, lower abd discomfort, back pain, pre high blood pressure 130-140. Possibility of diabetes? Or anything else? Mid 30's female
Something stinky!: These are 2 common independent issues people seek evaluation. This could be coincidental or the back pain is leading to constipation or vice versa &there is now bleeding from a hemmoroid. This could also be something happening within your GI tract causing both the back pain & blood or even due to taking anti inflammatory medication for your back pain which could be a reason for blood. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain lower abdomen middle along with lower back either side of spine. Urine dip stick shows no wbc, blood but pain in lower back persists. Pls help?
Too many possible: Pain in the abdomen suggests a problem internally. A good generalist would be a start in getting to the diagnosis. Back pain may be secondary to just about any abdominal, vascular, or chest problem. So, i would rule out important causes first. Then, if this is simply some degenerative disease or a disc herniation, then nonsurgical treatment may be started without concern. ...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 is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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