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With AMS 700, how much pressure to squeeze the pump for inflation?

With AMS 700, how much pressure to squeeze the pump for inflation?

Here are some...: The exact squeezing pressure to inflate the pump may widely vary; that is why it's important to counsel the patient so to assure he is capable to do so. To understand these realistically before implanting AMS-700, please peruse article in http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html, and others in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More specific? Seek counseling timely with local doc or Concierge ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Can fasting cure erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis?

Can fasting cure erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis?

Fasting and Erection: Nope. There is nothing in the scenario that you describe where fasting would improve the blood flow to the flaccid penis or even an erect penis. ...Read more

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Congestive heart failure is causing clear fluid to leak through my skin on both legs from ankle to mid-calf. Treatment?

Congestive heart failure is causing  clear fluid to leak through my skin on both legs from ankle to mid-calf.   Treatment?

Or better Rx: You probably need better heart failure treatment. See your cardiologist. Additionally, make sure you are taking your medications regularly, and eat a low sodium diet. ...Read more

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Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?

Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?

Leg hairloss: Hairloss at legs can occurs due to a multitude of reasons. Very common are venous insufficiency regardless of its cause, I.e., mechanical pressure, or direct venous disease. ...Read more

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Glaucoma age 59 w/minimal peripheral vision loss & 20% nerve damage. Pressure reduced from 30 to 15. How many years could only 1 drop control pressure

Glaucoma age 59 w/minimal peripheral vision loss & 20% nerve damage. Pressure reduced from 30 to 15. How many years could only 1 drop control pressure

Unknown.: While that is a great response to the drop there is just no way to know how long it will last. That is why you need continuing follow up with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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For hypovolemic POTS, would compression stockings ultimately exacerbate the problem, since more blood will be shuttled to kidneys to filter out?

For hypovolemic POTS, would compression stockings ultimately exacerbate the problem, since more blood will be shuttled to kidneys to filter out?

That is not really: the way it works although I understand why you might think it. Compression stockings will have no direct effect on your volume status but will help you to avoid instantaneous pooling in your lower extremities when standing and thereby hypotensive syncope or tachycardia. ...Read more

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How can peripheral resistance relate to arterial pressure and cardiac output?

Blood pressure: Higher resistance for fixed co yields increased bp, vice versa. To keep BP constant, if co goes up, pr must go down. ...Read more

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Can swelling caused by non-venoarterial issue put pressure on arteries, which would slow blood flow and result in colder extremity?

Can swelling caused by non-venoarterial issue put pressure on arteries, which would slow blood flow and result in colder extremity?

Edema: Fluid in the lower legs would make the skin feel cooler as it would keep the blood vessels farther away from the skin. Since there is strong pressure in the arteries,it would not impair blood flow itself, but vein blood travelling up the leg may be more sluggish. ...Read more

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Papa is 86 with 3 leaking valves, no surgery due to age. Low BP and chronic CHF. No increase in Lasix (furosemide) due to BP. How long can this go on?

Papa is 86 with 3 leaking valves, no surgery due to age. Low BP and chronic CHF. No increase in Lasix (furosemide) due to BP. How long can this go on?

Not predictable: With proper compliant medications, diet and support, Papa could live for months or even years. There is no good predictive model and it is in the hands of a higher power regardless. Obviously we are mortal so you should cherish the time you have now and work with your physicians and Papa to make him as comfortable as possible while avoiding things that might make his CHF worse. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between impeded blood flow (increased intracranial pressure) and sinus pressure?

How can you tell the difference between impeded blood flow (increased intracranial pressure) and sinus pressure?

Location: Increased intracranial pressure would be more generalized "headache" or pressure. I would expect there to be neurologic deficits as well: change in mentation, gait, speech, etc. Sinus pressure is located: maxillary - below eyes; ethmoid - between eyes; frontal - above eyes; sphenoid - on top of head or very back of head. Sinus pressure is usually very localized. ...Read more

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How to remove low blood pressure?

How to remove low blood pressure?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause rehydrate, replace electrolytes, stop BP lowering meds, treat sepsis, mi adrenal dysfunction etc. ...Read more

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If someone stands and their blood pressure drops due to dysdysautonomia. Do the blood vessels in the brain constrict?

If someone stands and their blood pressure drops due to dysdysautonomia. Do the blood vessels in the brain constrict?

Difficult to know: In a dysautonomic person where there are swings of blood pressure upon changes in body position it is impossible to know which blood vessels in the body may be constricting vs. Dilating. If a person stands whose BP suddenly drops and they become dizzy this usually is a sign that not enough blood is flowing to the brain. Some vessel constriction in the brain may happen as a compensation. ...Read more

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Can compression stockings make your blood pressure go up?

Can compression stockings make your blood pressure go up?

No: Compression stockings do not make your blood pressure go up. They are used to keep the veins compressed and to help prevent fluid from building up in the legs such as in the case of lymphedema. They are alaso commonly used in patient who have varicose veins or who have calf dvts. ...Read more

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I hear blood flows from a high pressure to lower pressure area, flowing through the path of least resistance?

I hear blood flows from a high pressure to lower pressure area, flowing through the path of least resistance?

Fluid dynamics: Your blood works the same way any fluid works. Outside of your heart, there aren't a lot of active mechanisms involved in circulation. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones cause your pulse or blood pressure to raise ?

Can kidney stones cause your pulse or blood pressure to raise ?

Indirectly.: The pain caused by obstruction of the urinary system by stones can cause the blood pressure and heart rate to rise. This can also occur if there is an associated infection. In the absence of symptoms like pain, we don't commonly associate stones with cardiovascular signs. That being said, there is evidence that obesity, high-fat diet, & sodium are risk factors for both hypertension and stones. ...Read more

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Is it possible to surgically re-route veins into your penis to pump more blood and increase size?

NO!: Get used to it. It's your penis and it's going to be that way for the rest of your life. Stop trying to make it "better", and improve your self image instead. It's you, not the size of your penis, that matters. ...Read more

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How does being overweight lead to high blood pressure? I.e. How does the weight lead to the blood flowing at a faster pace?

How does being overweight lead to high blood pressure? I.e. How does the weight lead to the blood flowing at a faster pace?

More pressure: High blood pressure relates to higher pressure of blood, not faster pace. Being overweight causes more constriction of blood vessels, resulting in the heart needing to pump stronger to move the blood through. It is similar to blowing air through a smaller straw (it takes more pressure to move the air through) ...Read more

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How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

How do erectile dysfunction medicines direct blood flow to the penis?

They don't: They prevent the opening of blood vessels that drain blood out of the penis, allowing it to become and remain erect. ...Read more

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Will chronic straining / increased intra-abdominal pressure cause the colon veins to become enlarged the same way it causes hemorrhoids?

Will chronic straining / increased intra-abdominal pressure cause the colon veins to become enlarged the same way it causes hemorrhoids?

No: The anatomy of the internal veins and the hemorrhoid veins is different. But the colon can become enlarged and distended and sluggish, and colon diverticulosis can occur instead. ...Read more