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How To Take Your Blood Pressure With A Cuff
Check this site: The american heart association has a very helpful website on monitoring blood pressure: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/symptomsdiagnosismonitoringofhighbloodpressure/how-to-monitor-and-record-your-blood-pressure_ucm_303323_article.Jsp please let me know if i can help further. ...Read more
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
See answer: Instead of using the stethoscope to hear the Pulse decrease through the artery, you feel (palpate) the pulse in the radial artery...Inflate the cuff rapidly to 70 mmHg, and increase by 10 mm Hg increments while palpating the radial pulse. Note the level of pressure at which the pulse disappears and subsequently reappears during deflation will be systolic blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When taking blood pressure home with cuff how leveled does your arm have to be wth heart and how snug does cuff have to be.
Try this: The cuff should fit snugly but not be stretched, neither should if feel uncomfortable. If this occurs then the BP might register as artificially higher than it truthfully is. There is some controversy regarding what level the cuff should be at when measuring. I think (and I think the literature largely shows this) it is best measured in the seated position with cuff at about the level of the heart ...Read more
Generally : Generally speaking, low systolic blood pressure is an issue only if accompanied by symptoms of light-headed dizziness or angina chest pain or labored breathing. An asymptomatic lower systolic pressure may actually be protective or helpful if a patient has valvular heart disease or coronary heart disease. General guidelines for hypertensive treatment are currently under review by the joint national commission. A natural, physiologic systolic BP would usually run about 120 mmhg, although many healthy young adults have systolic bps in the 90 - 110 range. Consult your doctor or ask a cardiologist to provide second opinion if this remains a concern for you. Remember that heart healthy diets, weight control, and daily exercise remain the cornerstone treatments for continued physical health and longevity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP recording: a BP can be recorded over a shirt but the readings may not be as accurate when the cuff is placed directly against the skin. If you are using an automated cuff, the machine may be thrown off by extraneous "noise" coming from your shirt due to movement. ...Read more
It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the blood pressure reading) is too low. However some patients with congestive heart failure may do better with a lower reading. A rapid drop in blood pressure may cause symptoms even though the reading may not be very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: If this doesn't result in weight loss & improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more
How important is it for you to take care of your teeth of you have diabetes or high blood pressure? Why?
Very important: Poorly controlled diabetics are more susceptible to periodontal disease.In addition severe periodontal disease cause an increase in blood sugar levels (hb1ac). As a result the patient is more at risk for diabetic complications and a reduced ability to heal. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Long enough: Long enough to get to the doctor's office on Monday morning to have it treated. ...Read more
What is the best supplement to help with high blood pressure and if want to keep your arteries clear?
Fish Oil: Fish oil is thought to help some with high blood pressure, and it might help decrease atherosclerosis (cholesterol buildup in arteries). However, these are not well proven theories. There is no supplement proven to help with blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis. Best approach would be to treat BP with meds if necessary, and to take a statin medication if you have high cholesterol. ...Read more
Have health anxiety and check blood pressure to often. Need to break cycle. How often should I check my bp?
How long do you have to hold your breath to produce a drop in blood oxygen levels? And, how fast would your blood reoxygenate after you took a breath?
Blood oxygen: Why are you asking these questions, as the question does not seem related to illness. Why are you holding your breath? ...Read more
With high blood pressure and blood thinners. How long would it take to bleed out from a horizontal laceration on the jugular?
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