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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


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I never had high blood pressure before thyroidectomy andits treatment with medicines. My TSH levels were 0.50 last week and yesterday, my blood pressure went to 183/97.What should I do?

I never had high blood pressure before thyroidectomy andits treatment with medicines. My TSH levels were 0.50 last week and yesterday, my blood pressure went to 183/97.What should I do?

Hypertension: One reading doesn't make you a hypertensive. However, I would see you pcp sooner than later with such an initial elevation. You TSH was within normal limits, and can lead to a fast heart rate.

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I have a 1.3 nodule on left adrenal gland, I have sporadically rapid pulse, high blood pressure, fatigue, feeling unwell, visual disturbances, extreme pain all over. Had thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy,?

I have a 1.3 nodule on left adrenal gland, I have sporadically rapid pulse, high blood pressure, fatigue, feeling unwell, visual disturbances, extreme pain all over. Had thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy,?

Endocrine consult: This finding and your symptoms could represent a Pheochromoctroma which should be removed if present. There are blood test that would suggest the likelihood of this problem. It is important that this be worked up. Seek endocrinology consultation.

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Can anithistamines cause elevation in blood pressure?

Can anithistamines cause elevation in blood pressure?

No: Antihistamines do not cause a significant rise in blood pressure. However combination formulation with decongestants could.

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I had a thyroidectmy in august of last year, my TSH is in range, I have high blood pressure after treatment, doc says is not related. Is it?

Not likely: If your TSH is normal, then your body feels that your levels are normal--it is not trying to lower or raise its levels by varying the TSH level. There are many causes of high blood pressure, high thyroid level is only one. How about family history, smoking, weight, sleep apnea, stress, some medications, salt intake, etc?

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack.

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options.

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment.

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When is blood pressure meds needed?

When is blood pressure meds needed?

Meds if over 140/90: Goal BP is under 120/80, and high BP is over 140/90. However, it also depends on whether you have underlying heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or prior TIA or strokes. In those more serious conditions we will have tighter control on bp. If you are using any stimulants like caffeine you should eliminate it. BP should be measured on 3 separate occasions in order to diagnose hypertension.

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How do I lower my blood pressure fast?

How do I lower my blood pressure fast?

Not advised: Rapid reduction of BP is very dangerous. If you have high blood pressure, lower it gradually and safely over weeks to months.

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What is a healthy blood pressure range?

What is a healthy blood pressure range?

Varies: There's no one size fits all in medicine, but as a general rule blood pressures with systolic (top) of less than 130 and bottom less than 80 (diastolic) is considered acceptable. Some recommend 110 over70 as ideal.

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When to take hight blood pressure meds?

When to take hight blood pressure meds?

Before bed: Since most cardiac events occur in the early morning hours due to blood pressure spikes at this time most physicians recommend blood pressure meds to be taken right before bedtime.

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