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What is the average of hypertension for mid 30's female? 145-135/90-80 are my average. Do I need exercise or change of food habit?
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Many people think they can feel their hypertension. Maybe it is the inevitable side effects of their medication(s) they are experiencing?
Consult MD: You have stage2 htn. Goal: below 140/90mm of hg. If dm or renal disease, less than 130/80 mm of hg. Need lifestyle modification (each down 5 mm of hg) aerobic exercise /daily, eat mediterranean diet, na restriction, limit alcohol, keep ideal bw. You will need drugs-start with arb or acei plus thiazide! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible my pancreas was damaged by recent bout with pancreatitis? My weight is down, eating light but bg are running in the120's. Were 80 & 90.
Y is BP in hypertension throughout the following day(s) after intense resistance training? once i do cardio it goes back to optimal. multiple readings
Not likely: First, relax. The blood pressure is not CHRONICALLY exacerbated by resistance exercise, though it may be while doing it. Being worried about it will itself potentially raise your BP. Cardio, or aerobic, exercise will benefit BP in the long term. Your anxiety is likely playing a role in your BP measurements, regardless of the exercise routine. ...Read more
Can mean different: Things to different persons. Some docs refer to a chemical pancreatitis as an abnormal elevation in serum pancreatic enzyme testing(amylase/lipase) without clinical signs like nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain(clinical pancreatitis). Some doctors refer to a chemic pancreatitis as pancreatitis that is due to a chemical exposure. I've seen it used both ways. ...Read more
See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more
Yes: Pancreatitis is a particularly dangerous condition. Despite best medical treatment, some cases can lead to death. When you have pancreatitis, enzymes that normally digest food are released in the abdomen and start digesting the body from the inside. This causes an intense reaction to contain the spill. ...Read more
Upper Abdominal Pain: Classically, pancreatitis pain localized to the upper-abdominal region and can extend through to the back. The pain is often made worse by eating and can last several days till the acute inflammation resolves. Symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, fever, and increased heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"boring": Usually described as a stabbing or "boring" pain right below your breast bone that shoots straight thru to your back. Patients are usually very tender in their upper abdomens. Coughing or walking may be extremely painful. Why do you ask? ...Read more