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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Increasing : Hypoglymia will trigger a sympathetic response increasing hr and bp. During hyperglycemia, if you are diabetic, the response will be lighter or none, depending in complications associated like hyperoamolar state and ketoacidosis, when the response will be stronger. ...Read more

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What are hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

What are hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar may cause palpitations or fast heart rate, and causes a weak, shaky feeling. Blood pressure may go up (due to heart working harder with stress) or down (due to overall weakness effect) or remain normal. If someone feels like sugar is low and unable to test right away, it's safe to eat/drink extra to bring sugar up than to wait and risk passing out, etc. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Nature/ Genes: Low blood pressure and low pulse may be normal in people who always have been like that. They are of concern when they change significantly from the baseline BP or pulse. Pulses too low at any point of life (less than 40 ) are of concern. Athletes develope pulses in the 50s. Medicines may cause bradycardia in the 50s (digoxin, beta or calcium blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil. ...Read more

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Can the heart rate and blood pressure. Create problems in the kidneys?

Can the heart rate and blood pressure. Create problems in the kidneys?

Hypertension: Only uncontrolled chronic high blood pressure is likely to damage your kidneys. There are treatments to prevent this happening. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate and blood pressure for a 21 year old female?

What is the normal  heart rate and blood pressure for a 21 year old female?

60, 120/80: In general, your pulse should be under 100. Over 100 is considered to be a fast heart rate. Ideal is about 60. Blood pressure should be 120/80, but most ladies have lower blood pressure. It could be 90/60 and its still normal. 140/90 should be checked by a doctor. It always good to get readings out side of the dr's office since some people at the doctors have white coat hypertension. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more