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How High To Inflate The Cuff
How does being overweight lead to high blood pressure? I.e. How does the weight lead to the blood flowing at a faster pace?
More pressure: High blood pressure relates to higher pressure of blood, not faster pace. Being overweight causes more constriction of blood vessels, resulting in the heart needing to pump stronger to move the blood through. It is similar to blowing air through a smaller straw (it takes more pressure to move the air through) ...Read more
How tight does a blood pressure cuff have to be around the arm to properly measure BP at home? Can reading be higher/lower in one arm than the other?
Needs to be tight : Enough to stop blood flow & yes there can be slight variation between different arms...Usually <10mmhg. ...Read more
Send it in: Send it to the manufacturer or buy a new one - they're not that expensive. ...Read more
ALOT: Sometimes people with markedly elevated blood pressure may develop: headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, and chest pain and shortness of breath. Heart attack, heart failure , stroke or transient ischemic attack (tia), kidney failure, eye damage with progressive vision loss; peripheral arterial disease causing leg pain with walking (claudication). ...Read more
What is the best way to live a healthy life (Age 50) after having two stents put into your arteries leading to your heart with high blood pressure?
A healthy lifestyle: Living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise -approved by your cardiologist, is important-walking daily does wonders! Monitoring your diet is important:low salt,low cholesterol, high fiber - plenty of fruits and vegetables.Taking medications prescribed by the doctor as prescribed. Weight loss if needed. Decrease stress-and increase laughter/fun/enjoyment in life-in whatever way works for you. ...Read more
Here are some...: The exact squeezing pressure to inflate the pump may widely vary; that is why it's important to counsel the patient so to assure he is capable to do so. To understand these realistically before implanting AMS-700, please peruse article in http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html, and others in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More specific? Seek counseling timely with local doc or Concierge ...Read more
Which blood pressure measurement to believe? Depending on position of cuff on upper arm, i get systolic differences as much as 30. Which to trust?
BP measurement: 53 F asks: Which blood pressure measurement to believe? Depending on position of cuff on upper arm, i get systolic differences as much as 30. Which to trust? ANS: You are right. cuff position can make a big difference on what the BP device reads. So first you need correct size cuff for arm circumference. Then place it correctly. Do this everytime same time of day. Take 3 and average. Consult me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When doing ultrasound of the abdominal aorta how high up do u c? To the diafragma or shorter? Is it impossible to c higher?
To the diaphragm : Usually the sonographer will go from the diaphragm to the aortic bifurcation. If possible then the common iliac arteries. Not usually seen in the distal thoracic aorta ...Read more
The smaller aorta the more it has to stretch to accomodate the pressure ? thereby more wall stress?need to understand my smaller aorta(14mm) better!
RUTheJollyGreenGiant: No, actually it's the other way around. The bigger it gets the less pressure is necessary to stretch it further. It's called the Law of LaPlace (the guy who figured it out-he reduced it to a mathematical formula).It's a bit more complicated than that, having to do with tissue elasticity, your size, etc.As for your aorta,don't worry too much, as long as you are otherwise healthy and not 8 ft tall. ...Read more
How to improve sight at the age of 61?
how to control high blood pressure ?
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Ask one at a time: Not enough room to answer all questions at once: Blood pressure can be difficult to control depending on the cause. Taking medications as prescribed and keeping a log of your pressures at the same time of day for a few weeks will help your doctor know if the medication is working. Controlling weight, low-salt diet and exercise(even just walking) will also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can they take out cfs from a VP shunts valve and measure the pressure to see how high it is instead of needing a lumbar puncture?
Tap: The safest and best route of having CSF removed in anyone, with/without shunt, is via lumbar puncture/spinal tap. An alternative route is a cervical tap, which is higher risk and more painful in general. In the right hands, an LP is minimally painful. I sometimes recommend a relaxing medication prior to having one & request the performing provider use sufficient numbing medication. ...Read more
How long does the achillies tendon take to attach enough to be outta risk of tearing it from surgery.
A good repair: Will b ready for sports after u follow the surgeon's plan in about 6 months. 6-8 wks 2 heal well and then a long rehab 2 gain motion, then strength of the muscles along with a slow introduction of walking, straight line running, then cutting, ; then jumping. I usually found this takes 6-8 months. Don't push it. Rehab of a re do takes longer ; does not do as well. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastocnemius: Aorta to iliac to femoral arteries, branches off femoral to gastocs. ...Read more
Depends: The length of time varies from patient to patient and depends on so many factors that a general statement can not be made. The vac is a fabulous device and works very well. Give it time to work and provide pressure relief with maximal nutritional support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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