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How High Is Dangerous Eye Pressure
Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions. ...Read more
Above 15 cm H2O: Normal intracranial pressure is 5 - 15 cm h2o. Anything above 15 cm h2o is increased. ...Read more
Part 2: oops - hit the return key too soon. If you read my first post, here's the rest: I found reference to increased heart rate, but NOT increased BP. I suggest you purchase an inexpensive cuff and measure your own actual BP before and after exposure. Remember that it's safe for BP to rise with exertion and stress. On a stress test, it's healthy to see BP go from 120/80 to 200/90 during exercise. OK? ...Read more
It depends on you.: This can be due to a number of reasons. It can be possibly from a heart condition, like arrhythmia, or an electrolyte imbalance like hyperkalemia. Drugs are a major cause and concern, and this can be from an overdose of many therapeutic drugs or use of recreational drugs, like cocaine. This really impacts on how serious this finding is so see your doctor to find out the cause or for a check-up. ...Read more
Yes, you can: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teen BP: Among adults, there are clear numerical guidelines for diagnosis, but this is not true for teenagers. This is mostly because teenagers do not have the same risks (such as a heart attack) as adults. As with adults, adolescents with BP levels greater than or equal to 120/80 mmHg should be considered prehypertensive. “Hypertension is defined as average SBP and/or DBP that is greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for sex, age, and height on three or more occasions” “Prehypertension in children is defined as average SBP or DBP levels that are greater than or equal to the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile” ...Read more
See below: Anything greater than 140/90.Get a more detailed answer ›
What drug is best old patients when systolic blood pressure is high and diastolic blood pressure is either normal or low?
Many options: Physician will MAP out plan & monitor therapies....Fyi systolic BP tends to be of more importance than diastolic. ...Read more
Impossible to answer: Believe it or not, htn, while a risk factor, is a relatively weak risk factor for heart attack. It's a big risk factor for stroke and congestive heart failure. (also kidney failure). Generally, risk factors must be present for decades to cause a heart attack, thus the "coronary prone age" is usually considered to be >55 for men and >65 for women (with many younger exceptions!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not per se: A low heart rate is not in itself dangerous. Many well conditioned athletes have low resting heart rates with excellent cardiac health. A low heart rate that associated with cardiac disease may be an entirely different story. Resting heart rates less than 30 or low rates associated with symptoms always need investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure? Is that anything bad?
Vascular health....: Generally seen with hardening of arteries, a wide pulse pressure is an insight into disease of the vascular system. It is associated with an increase in risk of heart attack and stroke. Lowering the systolic bp, statins, aspirin, diabetes control, smoking cessation, healthy diet and exercise all play a part in decreasing the risk. ...Read more
Is it possible to have high levels of adrenaline if blood pressure is on low side but heart rate is high (resting 90-105) (exercising 175-200)?
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