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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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How do I raise my blood pressure?

How do I raise my blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: No reason to do so unless passing out or dizziness associated with low blood pressure. If such symptoms, then increasing salt and fluid intake is the first treatment. ...Read more

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How do I check my blood sugar levels?

How do I check my blood sugar levels?

Home glucometer: If you have diabetes or concerns about blood sugar, your doctor can either give you or prescribe a home glucometer to check your own blood sugars. A prescription for glucometer strips and lancing needles is necessary. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure?

How do I lower my blood pressure?

By yourself?: Don't attempt this by yourself. The safest way is to see your doctor, be evaluated for your nutrition and BMI and, if necessary, receive medication. Meanwhile, avoiding salt is a good thing. ...Read more

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What can I do to check my blood pressure at home?

What can I do to check my blood pressure at home?

Sphigmomanometer: Read this wiki for information on the technique: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sphygmomanometer. ...Read more

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What should I do for my low blood pressure?

Low bp: Low BP <100, is for kids and young adults and pregnant women. BP is age dependent.. Generally a low BP is better than a high bp. Without symptoms, such as fainting, a low BP is good. If symptoms of low BP such as fainting occur it is necessary to see the dr to rule out pathologic causes. ...Read more

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How do I know my blood pressure is high?

High bp: If you have concerns you should get a blood pressure monitor from the pharmacy. They are pretty easy to use. That is the most accurate way of knowing ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure fast?

How do I lower my blood pressure fast?

Not advised: Rapid reduction of BP is very dangerous. If you have high blood pressure, lower it gradually and safely over weeks to months. ...Read more

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How do I raise my blood pressure when I get dizzy standing?

How do I raise my blood pressure when I get dizzy standing?

Need to make sure: You need to make sure low blood pressure is the problem - see your primary care physician. The most likely cause of blood pressure drops with standing is dehydration. ...Read more

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How can I check my blood pressure with out machineine?

How can I check my blood pressure with out machineine?

You cannot: You can only measure your blood pressure with a device designed to do so. There are many kinds and are readily available for $30-80. Free ones are in most chain drug stores. If this is a problem, perhaps you could borrow one from a friend. High blood pressure is a silent killer. If concerned, get tested, examined and treated. (50,000,000 untreated in the USA!). ...Read more

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How could i maintain my blood pressure?

How could i maintain my blood pressure?

Hydrate: BP is maintained by increasing intravascular volume. This occurs by vigorous hydration, or increasing salt intake (which triggers additional fluid retention). Beyond that, increasing vasoconstriction w meds like midodrine (an Alpha agonist), or natural produts can help. ...Read more

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What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Mediterranean diet, salt care, regular aerobic and weight exercise and periodic blood pressure checks. Keep weight down.Work with your doctor to see if meds are needed. ...Read more

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What should I do to help raise my blood pressure?

What should I do to help raise my blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What can I do to control my mom's high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

Diet for BP: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding salt to food. Eat extra potassium. Avoid high-fat meats. Take supplements of calcium and magnesium, and coenzyme q is worth a try. ...Read more