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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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Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Could be: There are some blood pressure medicines like amlodipine that can cause leg swelling. The three you listed from my experience shouldn't do that. There's probably some other process that's causing that. ...Read more

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Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Both: The fluid may be a side effect of your heart working too hard to pump blood, which is hypertension, and the carvediol can also cause some swelling because it lowers your BP by dilating your arteries. The Furosemide is to help get rid of the fluid, no matter what the cause, so talk to your doctor, you may need a different dose. ...Read more

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Ive got some fluid on my legs and arms, especially after I eat. And I take a blood pressure fluid pill. Should I worry about this?

Ive got some fluid on my legs and arms, especially after I eat. And I take a blood pressure fluid pill. Should I worry about this?

Reduce salt in diet: to improve both your blood pressure and reduce the swelling. Try to avoid fast food restuarants and canned foods which tend to very high in salt. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables without added salt, and drink lots of water. Regular exercise is also helpful for reducing blood pressure and swelling. Monitor your blood pressure frequently, especially when you have more swelling. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high blood pressure in your arms and low in your legs?

What does it mean when you have high blood pressure in your arms and low in your legs?

High blood pressure: Coarctation of the aorta which is a narrowing of the aorta can cause high blood pressure in the arms and low blood pressure in the legs. This should be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my lower legs. It looks like broken capillaries. No itching. I am over weight and take meds for blood pressure and a statin?

I have a rash on my lower legs. It looks like broken capillaries. No itching. I am over weight and take meds for blood pressure and a statin?

Telangiectasias: Telangiectasias can be seen anywhere on the body. They are common on the face (nose, cheeks, and chin) and legs (particularly the thighs, just below the knees and the ankles). Telangiectasias are superficial blood vessels in the skin. Treatment is with lasers or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

Underweight, low blood pressure, fast and slow resting hbr, achy legs and arms, breathless with stairs and dizzy spells. Is it my heart?

M.D. visit: A first step in the management of these symptoms is to have your cardio-pulmonary condition assessed. Pulmonary arterial hypertension should be considered in the work up. ...Read more

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Is there any possible safe ways in medical science to measure leg and splanchnic blood pressure while stood up?

Is there any possible safe ways in medical science to measure leg and splanchnic blood pressure while stood up?

Blood pressure : Calf of thigh BP can be measured easily with syphgnomanometer. I am not sure if there is any non-invasive way to check splanchic bp. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure consistently lower in my right than my leg arm?

Why is my blood pressure consistently lower in my right than my leg arm?

BP: There are various reasons why this can happen. Some of the reasons are pathologic and some just have to do with anatomic variants. You need to be examined and sometimes need an imaging study to be sure why its present in an individual. ...Read more

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