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How High To Inflate The Cuff
Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff I get normal readings.
Depends: Did you have surgery? Really depends on circumstances. If you had a repair and based on the size it will likely take you 9-12 months before I would fully clear you to resume high intensity sport which also requires more clarification...Crossfit? Heavy lifting? Also be aware that if you did have surgery it is not full proof and you can tear it again with higher likelihood if previously repaired. ...Read more
If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high?
Can this cause high reading? 10 consecutive bp readings w less than 1 minute rest between them home monitor probably small cuff along with anxiety?
Yes.: The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that function to lift the arm above the shoulder and help to externally and internally rotate the arm. One way of testing the rotator cuff is to hold the arm out and see if it falls. It's called the drop arm test and helps to ascertain the integrity of the muscles. ...Read more
My blood pressure has been fluctuating greatly. Ranges 135/90 to 197/130 resting. Severe headache when high. Cuff accurate.?
May be: When in the upper range, you BP is high enough to produce a headache. Advil (ibuprofen) can elevate your bp. So can anxiety and stress (eg for your upcoming cancer surgery) (incidentally, lortab which contains acetaminophen, shouldn't be taken with Acetaminophen or you can od). You should seek medical attn for control of your BP and to have you cuff validated. Good luck with it all. ...Read more
I got omrom bp742 blood pressure arm cuff machine for 4 years now. Readings good at on it but high other machines. Should I buy new one?
What would you suggest about having partial rotator cuff surgery and is this tear a high risk of increasing? I've just been diagnosis with a partial focal tear of the supraspinatus at insertion with most anchor fiber intact. After steriod injection, my ri
I don't have all the answers, but I might be able to clarify a few things.
First of all, when a test is interpreted as showing a "tear", that implies damage that should be repaired. But rotator cuff tendinopathy is more like greying and hair loss--expected changes with age. I find the term "partial tear" particularly misleading and even sinister. It's really just a signal change on MRI due to the changes in the tendon. You don't state your age and sport. If you are a throwing athlete under 40 years of age, the process is different.
Second, and to reinforce the first point, not all of these tendon changes cause pain. We know this from studies of patients with no shoulder pain and from studies of a patient's non-painful shoulder.
Third, like greying and hair loss we do know that rotator cuff tendinopathy is progressive.
Finally surgery does not cure the problem any more than hair plugs or rogain cures hair loss--it just patches things up for a bit. The larger the defect, the quicker it will recur. Surgery helps many people feel better, but you should not have surgery under the misconception that it is necessary. ...Read more
My blood pressure reads 174/117 on my at home blood pressure cuff. Should I go to the hospital? I had high blood pressure during pregnancy which resulted in having to be induced at 38 weeks. My pressure remained high at my 6 week visit and I was told to c
Go to ER.: If this is an accurate bp, it merits medical attention asap. ...Read more
Entire left leg below knee feels tight (like a BP cuff) within minutes after standing or sitting. Feels fine when leg elevated. Is this a venous issue?
Could be: Or just deconditioning from chronic sitting and laying down ...Read more
Will I have to keep my arms elevated after my brachioplasty? I have an old rotator cuff injury that makes raising one of my arms painful after awhile. Will I have to keep my arms elevated after a brachioplasty? .
After brachioplasty, the most important thing you can do to reduce arm swelling is to wear your compression sleeves as instructed by your physician. You do not need to keep your arms elevated after surgery. You may hold your arms in whatever position is most comfortable for you.
All the best,
dr. Skourtis. ...Read more
Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?
If a patient has rotator cuff surgery and bicep tendion tear surgery in the same day what is the expected time off work? Patient also had complication upon waking up from surgery. Patient woke up with elevated blood glucose levels of more than 300 and ha
Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?
Clot considered: Even though blood clots in the arm are not very common, swelling of the arm, especially from the upper arm to the hand raises the suspicion for a blood clot. Lymphedema is possible as well. Rotator cuff problems typically do not cause widespread swelling. The edema is not often visible to the naked eye and remains around the tendon. It's time to see a doc very soon, preferably in the next 24 hours ...Read more
KIDNEY PROBLEM BUT: High creatinine level means there is a problem with kidneys, it can be dehydration which can be corrected by hydration. It can be due to acute kidney problems and may be reversible ot it can be irreversible due to chronic kiodney disease and ut has various stages, the end stage requiring dialysis or kidney transplant. ...Read more
45-70%: The number of segs or neutrophils is given as a percentage of the total count. The normal amount is between 40-70% of the normal white blood count of 5000-10, 000. So high wbcs and/or high segs should be evaluated. ...Read more
IOP symptoms: The intraocular pressure in the eye is maintained by the aqueous fluid, which brings nutrients to the cornea, iris and lens, and helps the eye maintain its shape. About 4cc of aqueous fluid are produced each day; too much or too little produced or drained from the eye changes the pressure inside the eye and can damage vision. ...Read more
Usually none: Testosterone levels vary widely but decrease with age. Men with higher levels have been reported to be at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. If the reason for elevated testosterone is due to use of testosterone supplements, then chronically elevated levels can lead to other complications, such as thickened blood (high hematocrit), suppression of sperm counts and other unknown effects. ...Read more
Heart rate?: A normal heart rate is typically between 50 to 100. The heart rate can vary based on so many different factors. Exercise, medications, age, weight, mental state, diseases, and fevers are just some of the variables that can influence heart rates. I would be concerned if you are having other symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath or chest pain then I suggest a cardiac evaluation ...Read more
Inflammation: A sed rate is just one marker that is used to assess whether or not inflammation may be present. Your medical history, physical exam, other bloodwork and studies will help the doctor evaluate what might be going on. It's a test that tells the doctor to look a little deeper. As you probably already know, many different things can cause an elevated sed rate. ...Read more