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Blood pressure is 127/96 today. Appointment is in 10 days. I am overweight and no exercise. Does this warrant emergency office? I am very worried.

Blood pressure is 127/96 today. Appointment is in 10 days. I am overweight and no exercise. Does this warrant emergency office? I am very worried.

BP 127/96: Do not worry. We are usually concerned with the top number initially ( the systolic BP) if it is > 140 . There is no significant data on isolated diastolic elevation when systolic BP is normal. Would repeat it in several hours, may be lower but do not worry , the concern is about systolic BP when above 140. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Blood pressure is 127/96 yesterday 8:00pm if this stays the same tomorrow should I go to emergency office? I am overweight and nearly no exercise.

Blood pressure is 127/96 yesterday 8:00pm if this stays the same tomorrow should I go to emergency office? I am overweight and  nearly no exercise.

Get home monitor: Your B/P is ver minimally up. You may have what is called "white coat hypertension" where it is only up in the office setting but not at home. Get a home B/P monitor and check to see if it's truly up or not. If it is truly persistly elevated then you should be treated. ...Read more

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I'm 57 and experiencing PMB. The doctor was unable to do an office biopsy because I'm virgin and overweight. I requested a ulta sound. what is next?

I'm 57 and experiencing PMB. The doctor was unable to do an office biopsy because I'm virgin and overweight.  I requested a ulta sound.  what is next?

Listen to your docto: If your doctor is unable to help you get the opinion of another. I'm not quite sure why a biopsy can not be done IF it is indicated ...Read more

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Can sitting in a lopsided, kind of broken office chair for a few days cause serious tailbone pain?

Can sitting in a lopsided, kind of broken office chair for a few days cause serious tailbone pain?

Yes: Yes if your sitting abnormally on your coccyx. Get a new chair that fits well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Due to continuous work in office I an facing back problem. I think that might be because of sitting on chair for long periods. Kindly help me.

Due to continuous work in office I an facing back problem. I think that might be because of sitting on chair for long periods. Kindly help me.

Move more: Prolonged sitting is very hazardous to your health. Our bodies are meant to move and our physical, mental, and emotional health is enhanced when we move. There are many solutions. If possible, stand every hour to stretch, take a brief walk, sitting on a physical or consider getting a standing desk. See attachment. http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750 ...Read more

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Office chair fell backwards and my neck hit a heating unit on the way down, on the right upper part of the neck. I felt a bit woozy at first, now a 1/2 hour later neck hurts. Other than ice, what?

Office chair fell backwards and my neck hit a heating unit on the way down, on the right upper part of the neck.  I felt a bit woozy at first, now a 1/2 hour later neck hurts. Other than ice, what?

Call your doctor: That was incredible trauma that you experienced. If you fell down hitting your head against a heater, that is going to cause traumatic vector forces through your head. Usually you're going to feel it sooner, or later. Since you're feeling it now, you need to contact your doctor, so that they can prescribe something for you, and instruct you to go to the er for further work up. ...Read more

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What kind of office chairs are best for people with si joint dysfunction?

What kind of office chairs are best for people with si joint dysfunction?

Ergonomics: Be sure the chair you choose is adjustable...This helps personalize it to you. It should have good lumbar support. You should also try to stand up and move every 20-30 min which will help your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more