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Sudden Fluctuation Of Bp
My BP can fluctuate quite a bit usually from 110/60 to 150/80 with average being 120/70. Is this normal? Big spikes to 180/80 or 190/90 at dr. Office.
Maybe. . .: Blood pressure does vary thruout day when using same device. I suspect that you're comparing your BP taken w/your personal machine to numbers achieved in your doctor's office taken w/his or her equipment. What's more important is calibration of your machine to your doctor's. Do this by bringing your device to the office and checking your BP with it immediately after staff checks w/their equipment. ...Read more
More info please: Weight fluctuates due to metabolism, including eating/drinking, and elimination of waste. Technically, when food or drink is going in a person is gaining weight, and when you're not consuming you're losing weight. If you're exercising, you're losing more weight. Fluctuation is normal. If your weight varies abnormally your doctor can examine you to check for a cause. Look at weight averages. ...Read more
Yes.: Any lab value goes up and down and is never the same twice. How high or low is another story. It depends on what is being measured, as, well as why it's being done in the first place. No lab result can be interpreted exactly without knowing the history and symptoms of the person tested. There are also "lab errors, " improper preparation for testing, and other reasons for inaccurate results. ...Read more
Why BP is fluctuating. In the evening it was 105/69 with pulse 59. I am takin nebi 2.5 daily morning. What precaution should I take.
Need Details of BP: U r BP is good! Need additional BP in am-noon-and pm. Nebivolol is a good anti hypertensive drug! ...Read more
Are there any conditions which can account for erratic BP? E.g. Resting BP fluctuating from 120/75-ish on some occasions, 150/90+ on others? Thanks.
Can the systolic reading on a home BP machine fluctuate 15 or more points in a single sitting (taking BP three times)? Or is my machine likely faulty?
Entirely possible: Be sure you're at complete rest for 10 minutes before starting and stay at rest while you make your measurements. If each successive measurement falls, you likely have anxiety related (anticipatory) HTN and the more you measure it, the less this will be an issue as you get more used to the routine. Meanwhile, measure 5 times, throw out the low and high, and average the other 3. ...Read more
Depends: Are you on thyroid replacement currently? Tsh can fluctuate if you are on the wrong kind of thyroid replacement, or you are not taking it regularly, or lab misinterpretation...Work closely with your doc or see a thyroid specialist if this continues to be a problem. ...Read more
Typically, once the TSH starts trending up, it means your own thyroid gland is not being capable of producing enough thyroid hormone and until treated with appropriate doses of hormone, it will continue to go up. The answer to your question depends on the time in between labs, weight gain or significant weight loss, etc etc.
Any other symptoms? ...Read more
So my BP about 30 mins ago was 102/60 now I just took it and its 120/70. is that normal for it to fluctuate like that?
Yes: Blood pressure varies depending upon time of day, activity & even position. So yes, it's normal to fluctuate. We typically won't worry (or at least won't recommend medication) unless you consistently clear 140/90 (higher if older). Try checking your blood pressure three times in a row w/o changing position (don't get up in between readings). Also consider bringing your cuff in for calibration. ...Read more
Up or down:
It is really depend if the numbers are going down mean your gallbladder function getting worst
if is up and down the test is not reliable
and depend on your symptoms
if the fluctuation up and down but still below 30% your gallbladder could be the problem. ...Read more
Very little: Ourmetabolism is generally pretty consistent. Any day to day change is met with a counter balance force regularly. Think about ho wyou do month to month and year to year? Makes coutning calories kinda silly. Suggest balanced meals, smaller portions (for everyone!) and daily exercise. Do not forget sleep! ...Read more
Radial keratotomy: Is a type of refractive surgery that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. It has been largely replaced by lasik and prk, which are both laser types of refractive surgery. It is quite common for the vision to fluctuate in patients who had rk in the past. This is due to the destabilization of the cornea from the incisions which are made during rk. ...Read more
Depends: This is an interesting Q. Not sure any published studies or evidences about a particular number. Normal Fluctuations of weights will depends on basal metabolism rate, balance between calorie intake & expenditure, & level of physical activity. Genetic predisposition also plays a role. In my practice, I advice my patient not to gain or loose >1 lbs weekly. ...Read more
My body weight has been fluctuating up and down a lot recently. Is there a way for me to stabilize it?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Why does my weight fluctuate so much? One day I'm one weight the next day I'm two pounds heavier or lighter.
See below: Scale error and normal fluctuation.Get a more detailed answer ›
For a female that is 15 years old and 5'2, is it normal for weight to fluctuate from 123 to 130 every day or two?
My glucose has varied between 74 and 128 the past year. Is this fluctuation normal. If not what do I do about it?
Depends: Depends on whether this is a fasting level or not. If this is not a fasting level, then the numbers are excellent and you shouldn't worry. If it's a fasting level, then you should get a a1c test as well to see your degree of control. ...Read more
Hi my body temperature is fluctuating in minutes. Literally dropping from 36.2 to 34.1 in stepping outside for three minutes.
Vital signs: Your vital signs will fluctuate throughout the day depending upon your activity, stressors, and other environmental factors. This is normal. Should your temperature be persistently high (or low), seek medical attention. ...Read more
Is 35.5 degrees celcious a normal temperature in a 20 year old male? Fluctuating temp high and low as high as 40 degrees celcious
Not normaly.: Normal temperature in a 20 yr male should be 37 deg celcius or 98 deg f. There is a large variability in the technique used to measure temperature. 40 is high. There are medical conditions which can cause this. Please get help. ...Read more
How much can weight fluctuate in a day depending on what you've had to eat/drink? A relative claims some foods make her gain 3 lbs "overnight."
It's certainly: Possible to gain "3 pounds overnight" if someone eats very salty food and/or has a problem with fluid retention. This is water weight, not body mass. I've seen patients with heart failure who have gained up to 10 pounds of edema fluid in 24 hours after a dietary indiscretion. Rather than being skeptical of your relative, I encourage you to support her in efforts to eat healthfully. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Is it normal for hemoglobin to fluctuate over eight months? All within normal range but was 154, then 148, 138, then 132 then 138. Normal 120-160
I'm 32 and physically in good shape. I'm 5'7 and 120 and fluctuate about 5 lbs. I've noticed that my skin is looking strange and I guess crepey? What
Strange?: Please resubmit with a photo and explain what "strange" and "creepy" is. ...Read more
Get solid data: If you are indeed having dizziness with a variable heart rate and blood pressure, you really should consult with your healthcare provider to determine your blood pressure, heart rhythm (ECG or Holter monitor) and have a detailed history and physical to sort out the dizziness. If confirmed, the cause of these findings is the most critical thing to discern, and is the responsibility of your doctors ...Read more