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How can I read these blood test results?

How can I read these blood test results?

Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or less. Consider reviewing the results with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Steinmuller
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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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I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

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How do you measure blood pressure?

How do you measure blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Cuff around arm listening at elbow with person sitting comfortably with arm at heart level. Automatic cuffs are available with readings made two to three times in a row as ideal. High blood pressure is greater than 140/90. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

How do you get a low blood pressure measurement?

Low volume: Hello aurora -- hypotension or low blood pressure is most commonly caused by low volume status -- that is not having enough hydration regularly -- please also see other explanations I have posted previously. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me the numbers for blood pressure?

Can you explain to me the numbers for blood pressure?

Yes: Our blood pressure consists of upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) reading. These are upper and lower readings of a pulse wave. Our blood travels from heart to legs in a pulse wave. Upper (systolic) pressure is more important. Normal systolic BP may range from 80 to 140. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cardiofx supplements and did it work to lower your high blood pressures?

Can you tell me about cardiofx supplements and did it work to lower your high blood pressures?

CardioFx: This is a nutraceutical based on hawthorn and other agents which may be vasodilators. There are no scientific studies to show this is a consistently effective agent for blood pressure or other medical conditions. These agents with no solid scientific evidence to support their use can help or harm about 20% in both directions by the placebo and nocebo effects. That's why there are some successes ...Read more

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How do you know you have high blood pressure?

How do you know you have high blood pressure?

Silent disease: High blood pressure usually does not usually have any symptoms. You must have it checked. Optimally it should be less than 120/70. If it is above 140/90 its high and in between 130/80 its on the borderline side. Lifestyle changes are the best: limit caffeine, limit salt, lose weight, exercise, eat more fruits/veggies. ...Read more

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How do you reverse high blood pressure?

How do you reverse high blood pressure?

See below: Regular Aerobic Exercise Healthy Low sodium diet - See DASH Diet Adequate Sleep Relaxation techniques Limit alcohol Quit or don't smoke Respite Device - Special Breathing treatment Blood Pressure Medications if indicated ...Read more

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Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you provide the results, it may be feasible to render an opinion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure drug: how do you spell sineprill?

What to do if I have high blood pressure drug: how do you spell sineprill?

Lisinopril: It is a common blood pressure medication known as an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor or ACE Inhibitor. Works at the level of the kidney to decrease blood pressure. Can sometimes cause unexplained cough as a side effect. Also affects kidney function somewhat to need to follow kidney function regulary while on this med. Do not take advil, motril, aleve (naproxen) on this med w/o talk to doctor ...Read more

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How do doctors tell and help high blood pressure?

How do doctors tell and help high blood pressure?

The first issue: Is to have blood pressure checked regularly as high blood pressure usually causes no symptoms at least in the early stages. Once identified , lifestyle modifications and medicines can be very effective. ...Read more

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Can you please define normal blood pressure, and what do the numbers mean?

Can you please define normal blood pressure, and what do the numbers mean?

Blood pressure : It means the pressure in the arterial system when the heart is actively pumping blood in, and the pressure when the heart is relaxed and filling. It varies with stroke volume of the heart and resistance of the outflow of the blood by the blood vessels in the body. ...Read more

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Can you explain GFR and blood pressure relation?

Can you explain GFR and blood pressure relation?

GFR and BP: Glomerular filtration rate requires blood flow and filtration through the kidney. If the blood pressure is too low there isn't enough pressure and flow through the kidney to optimize filtration. The relationship is complicated by the state of the kidney vessels which if diseased can cause decreased flow with normal pressures in the body or even high pressures. ...Read more

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How do you lower blood pressure?

How do you lower blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: If you're overweight or obese, you should lose weight, even a loss of 5-10% of your body weight can help. Also, limit your sodium (salt) intake to 1500 mg of sodium per day. Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can help lower blood pressure. Stress reduction techniques may also help. Even if you have a strong family history of high blood pressure you should still follow these recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about low blood pressure?

Can you tell me about low blood pressure?

Low bp: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20032298.

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What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

Hypertension: Hypertension is not related to cholesterol level. Genetics and other processes are associated with hypertension. ...Read more

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How do you check your blood pressure?

How do you check your blood pressure?

Keep a log: Whether you use a blood pressure cuff at home (you can buy one over the counter) or the one at wal mart or supermarkets, do it the same way each time and record your readings. This record will be extremely valuable to the doctor that is following and treating your blood pressure. Do it at different times of the day so he/she can see a trend of your blood pressure. ...Read more

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How do I get high blood pressure down?

How do I get high blood pressure down?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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