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Doctor insights on: Reflexology Pressure Points Chart

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Pressure points for weight loss?

Pressure points for weight loss?

Don't get: too caught up in acupressure or acupuncture for weight loss. While I personally do believe there is real value in acupuncture for certain ailments, weight loss is not one of them. If you are really interested, feel free to google acupressure points for weight loss and many different sources will come up. ...Read more

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What are pressure points?

What are pressure points?

Pressure points.: Pressure points are specific areas on the body surface. When pressure is applied to these areas, some can be used for self defense and others for pain relief. ...Read more

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Is there an equation connecting systolic pressure to pulse rate?

Is there an equation connecting systolic pressure to pulse rate?

Double product: Systolic blood pressure times pulse is called the double product. It is used in stress testing to measure the work load on the heart and to help risk stratify patients for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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My nlood pressure of 126/81 pulse rate of 73, is that healthy?

My nlood pressure of 126/81 pulse rate of 73, is that healthy?

See below: The jnc vii recommendations are a BP of 135/80 or less is normal. ...Read more

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Blood pressure at rest 128/83 Pulse 76?

Blood pressure at rest 128/83 Pulse 76?

Sounds good to me: Keep your weight down, exercise regularly, don't smoke and you can go a long way keeping things in that normal range! ...Read more

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Blood pressure reading of 106/76 pulse 52 considered normal?

Blood pressure reading of 106/76 pulse 52 considered normal?

Your BP Is in the: Low normal range (normal BP 100-140/ 60-90) and your heart rate is slower than the average (60-90). Ask ur dr if he would consider cutting down on the dose of your metoprolol. God bless u! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/abouthighbloodpressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings_ucm_301764_article.Jsp#maincontent http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/physicalact. ...Read more

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Use travatan z for 2 weeks. Baseline pressure is 28. Pressure reading today is 16. Can 1 drop lower pressure that many points?

Use travatan z for 2 weeks. Baseline pressure is 28. Pressure reading today is 16.  Can 1 drop lower pressure that  many points?

Encouraging: Travatan may on average lower the pressure by 30%. This however is only the average and so some eye will respond better. Since the eye pressure varies throughout the day and is affected by many factors, more than one measurement will be required to determine whether the pressure is (a) definitely at this level (b) together with other testing, has resulted in satisfactory treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more

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Bp shot to 185/110,pressure in heart, tightness in head hand and foot.Age 33 fem.tests all clear,internist says bp stress related.med resistant?

Bp shot to 185/110,pressure in heart,  tightness in head hand and foot.Age 33 fem.tests all clear,internist says bp stress related.med resistant?

Hypersensitive : Encephalopathy, must control bp, adequate no and dose of meds by a experienced cardiologist will control bp. If not may get brain hemorrhage or loss of memory ...Read more

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Docs stumped, head pressure, drop foot, slight tremor, lack of balance, dizzy when exercising, dilated pupils at times? high IgA n clean mri

Docs stumped, head pressure, drop foot, slight tremor, lack of balance, dizzy when exercising, dilated pupils at times? high IgA n clean mri

Get Referred: If your doctors don't know what it is after all those tests, get referred to a specialty diagnostic hospital like Mayo clinic or Johns Hopkins and let them review your tests and see what else they can tell you. Sounds like you might need to see a neurologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 124/74. Paulse 68. Which number matters more? Top sys. Bottom dia. Paulse should be around?

Blood pressure 124/74. Paulse 68. Which number matters more? Top sys. Bottom dia. Paulse should be around?

BP reading: The more important number of your blood pressure is the systolic one, in your case, 124. The diastolic one, 74, is less important. Cardiovascular events occur more frequently and are related to the elevation of the systolic bp. Your blood pressure should be below 140 systolic if one is not a diabetic and at 130 if one has diabetes. Your pulse of 68 is fine and should go up with exercise. ...Read more

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My manual bp machine ( mercurual sphygmomanometer) mercury rests back at 6 mmhg, gives me a reading of 120/86 when i pump, is this error reading?

My manual bp machine ( mercurual sphygmomanometer) mercury rests back at 6 mmhg, gives me a reading of 120/86 when i pump, is this error reading?

No its: pretty accurate HOWEVER the MERCURY is dangerous and you should dispose of it and obtain a new DIGITAL BP machine! My STRONG recommendation! Dr Z ...Read more

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Where r the accupressure points to ease stress?

Where r the accupressure points to ease stress?

Acupressure points?: Not easy to describe but , but u can see see some one trained in acupuncture and he /she may answer question. ...Read more

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Any truth that spinal stretching by chiropractors increases space b/w vertebrae & make 30 something inches taller? Is that ht change permanent or temp

Any truth that spinal stretching by chiropractors increases space b/w vertebrae & make 30 something inches taller? Is that ht change permanent or temp

No: In real life, that does not happen. Took look or seem taller, an adult may improve her posture, clothes, shoes, gracefulness, confidence, etc... ...Read more

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Why is my systolic blood pressure consistently 5-10 points higher in right arm than left?

Why is my systolic blood pressure consistently 5-10 points higher in right arm than left?

BP: If the difference in BP between the right arm and left is > 15 mm Hg, it requires evaluation for peripheral vascular disease. A british study showed that this finding will also increase the risk of future stroke. Therefore, If the difference is consistently 15 mm Hg or greater, further evaluation is warranted ...Read more