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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read more

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What is low diastolic blood pressure reading?

What is low diastolic blood pressure reading?

Less than 60: Go to this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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Blood pressure numbers explanation?

Blood pressure numbers explanation?

Top/Bottom: The top number (systolic) can be viewed as how hard the heart pumps blood into the body. The bottom number (diastolic) can be described as the pressure the body pushes back against the heart. Obviously the top number is higher, as the heart pushes harder to get the blood to flow. Both of these numbers are very important. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure affect pulse oximeter readings?

Can blood pressure affect pulse oximeter readings?

Not usually..: The only effect would be if the blood pressure is extremely low causing poor peripheral blood flow. In this instance, the pulse ox may be inaccurate. This could occur in shock situations. As long as the blood flow remains normal, the blood pressure will not affect pulse ox. ...Read more

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My monitor shows high blood pressure and high pulse rate?

My monitor shows high blood pressure and high pulse rate?

Follow up: If blood pressure is high, you probably need to be seen to see if there is a cause. You should talk with your family practice doctor. ...Read more

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What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

What makes low pulse rate high blood pressure?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor. ...Read more

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This AM high pulse low blood pressure by 5 p.m. opposite high pressure low pulse?

This AM high pulse low blood pressure by 5 p.m. opposite high pressure low pulse?

This could be a sign: of many different things. It is nearly impossible to determine your concerns over the internet. Seek a health care professional for evaluation of your symptoms and concerns. ...Read more

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What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. Diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. ...Read more

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Can a high INR reading affect blood pressure?

Can a high INR reading affect blood pressure?

SHOULDN'T: A high inr (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP) , generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain ... ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

How low? : If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that. ...Read more

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Will diastolic blood pressure ever exceed systolic blood pressure?

No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure immediately before the subsequent contraction. Diastolic blood pressure can never be higher than systolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body are ...Read more