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Is Doing Construction Work With High Blood Pressure Bad
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
Does a vibrating roller for asphalt construction cause problems for people with heart issues or high blood pressure?
My blood work came back with T4 level of 12. I have really bad high blood pressure. Can that T4 cause it, what to do?
Hi T4: First step is to repeat and verify the abnormality. If indeed the T4 is that high, you should be evaluated for various diagnoses and treat as appropriate. High BP could be related ...Read more
I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and i get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.
Take action...: How high? Are you taking medications for blood pressure? May ne medications are not enogh. Either you increase the dose or add another one. Do you have chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath at rest or on exertion?.....Back to your doctor asap. Do not wait..You do not want stroke or heart attack? ...Read more
I m having high blood pressure . Arround 160/90.. I am feeling lightheadness all time .My age is 24 . Its feel really bad :-(?
Get worked up: You need a full evaluation including a check for renal artery stenosis, aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma and some others. Until this is completed, there's no addressing why you are light-headed. If your personal physician will not pursue this aggressively, then get a consultation. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Saltier cheeses are not recommended. Also watch cholesterol content. ...Read more
Please Clarify: I would bet this question has a thousand different answers. There are a thousand different kinds of soups and a million different patients with different issues if they have hypertension and/ or diabetes. It is best to be specific. If your physician advises low sodium then canned soup is probably out of the question. If you have diabetes you very well may be advised to avoid carbohydrates. ...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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more