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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure medications cause ed?

Possible.: Typically beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are implicated. Most men will have no trouble with these medications. If you have these side effects you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause irregular blood pressure?

What can cause irregular blood pressure?

BP: Changes in cardiac output or peripheral vascular resistance will cause changes in blood pressure. If the pump (heart muscle)has decreased ability to respond to stresses the blood pressure may vary irregularly ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 150 over 50 safe?

Blood pressure: A systolic of 150 is a bit high, a diastolic of 50 is a bit low, the pressure itself is not acutely problematic, over the long term there might be some increased risk. ...Read more

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What can you do to take blood pressure?

Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...Read more

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How can you best control blood pressure?

Get your family doct: Blood pressure can be easily controlled. Find a good doctor to check you and give you the right medication...There are many good drugs which will get your BP in good shape. But it requires regular check ups and close monitoring for the years to come. Often the medicines have to be taken for the long hall unless your BP is only minimally high. ...Read more

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How can lower my blood pressure quickly?

How can lower my blood pressure quickly?

Do you need to?: If you have high blood pressure at your age then you should probably be examed and have a work up. If you are asymptomatic you don't necessarily need to 'quickly' lower your BP. ...Read more

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Blood pressure of 154/84 is normal range?

Blood pressure of 154/84 is normal range?

High Blood Pressure: Good morning

your current blood pressure is very high and not so safe.

The ideal for a man is to be around 120s over the 70s... ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my blood pressure?

Take meds: While, low-salt & low caffeine help some, it is not all. Also, not all can reduce life stress. If you are overwt, could lose down to goal. If your family has high bp, you may fail with all these efforts. Time ticks while trying them--get BP controlled w/meds--you can always have them stopped when wt down / diet changed / life calmer (/...Pigs fly...). Don't let HTN hurt you while you try things. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer! ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce blood pressure?

What can be done to reduce blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle modifications are essential to treating hypertension. Weight loss, smoking cessation, decrease in alcohol consumption, exercise, low sodium diet (2400 mg/day) which is very difficult, a diet rich in potassium and vegetables. These are all extremely important measures. If these are ineffective, medications are usually needed. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure measured with best?

What is blood pressure measured with best?

Needle in artery!: In a hospital/icu setting, the best readings are obtained with a catheter inserted directly into an artery. It's the best because the reading comes directly from the blood vessel.

I bring this up to point out home blood pressure cuffs are a rudimentary device that indirectly measures blood pressure.
Don't think there is a "best" option. That's why we do several readings over time to assess. ...Read more

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Is 98/49 bad blood pressure for 14 yr male?

Is 98/49 bad blood pressure for 14 yr male?

Too young to post!: I'm sorry but you have to be 16 to post on this forum. Please have your parent or guardian create an account and ask your questions or see your doc. Help keep us legal! ...Read more

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What can I take to lower my blood pressure?

Many choices: Before medication, diet and exercise can go an awful long way in controlling high blood pressure. Should that not be enough, there are literally dozens of drugs over several classes that can be used to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate medication based on your individual needs. ...Read more

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What to do to increase blood pressure fast?

What to do to increase blood pressure fast?

You can't: Intravenous Levophed (norepinephrine) is what doctors use for patients in shock. Intravenous saline is also used for patients with good cardiac function. There's is nothing you can eat or take to safely raise your BP quickly. ...Read more

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What can cause your blood pressure to drop?

Blood pressure: Blood loss, dehydration, acidosis, cardiac failure, peripheral vasodilation, cardiac outflow obstruction, valve dysfunction.... ...Read more

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How do I reduce my blood pressure naturally?

How do I reduce my blood pressure naturally?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet, low in sodium, combined with regular exercise, is a good way to bring down your blood pressure. The dash diet (http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash. Pdf) is really good for bringing down blood pressure. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

Is the surgical removal ...Read more