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My b.P. Was consistently normal, avg of 120/80 each time. Ever since about a month ago, it's consistently been mid to high 130's over 80ish. Normal?
No: Normal BP is 120/80. Anything above that is not normal. Make sure you are measuring with proper cuff size and several times per day. If the average is >120/80, see a doctor. Initial treatment is weight loss, sodium restriction, and exercise. But you should have your kidney and thyroid checked anyway, so go see a doctor. ...Read more
Can a patients 02sat be in the high 90's while the patients abg shows a po2 in the 50's ? And what could cause this?
Veges: Any food stuffs that contain large amounts of fiber. Fiber is plant sourced undigestable cellulosic solids, that adsorb water from the gut, thereby giving more "bulk" to stool. And function as a natural stool softener. We should all have an optimum number of grams everyday, but folks who already have large bulky stools might consider an alternative. ...Read more
Need more info: If over weight, lose weight. Eat more fish and much less red meat. Get exercise like walking every day if possible. Most important see your family physician who will do a complete physical, blood tests and possibly refer you to a nutritionist. There are medicines like statins that we prescribe but you must be under the care of a physician. There is no "magic bullet". It takes a change in life. ...Read more
Hypertension: A top blood pressure over 140 is considered to be high. That being said, a single blood pressure reading is not enough to diagnose someone as having high blood pressure as there can be many benign causes of an elevated blood pressure. Taking a number of readings over a number of days will give a much clearer picture of whether someone has high blood pressure. Please see your doctor to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?High Acid: If you mean a high gastric acid condition, than avoiding trigger foods (foods that aggrevate your condition more-often spicey, acidic, fatty) will help. Increasing fiber in your diet will help and taking antacid medication can be helpful too. If severe, you may need rx meds. See a GI doctor for the best treatment after a thorough examination, . Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You pay more first: High deductible means you pay that amount for your care, first, before your insurance starts to kick in and help you pay. There may be some exceptions to this. If you are relatively healthy, this may be a good option. For example, if you increase your deductible $1000, your monthly premium may decrease $100($1200 per year) potentially saving you $200. Discuss options with your agent. Dr l. ...Read more