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Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Systolic BP: Blood pressure is reported as - systolic bp/ diastolic bp. Upper number is the pressure generated when your heart beats or ejects blood from the heart and the lower number is when the heart is at rest between the heart beats. Best BP is 120/80. Systolic BP > 130 and diastolic > 80 need to be followed or treated. ...Read more
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
C below: You are 19 but... People with an arm-to-arm difference of 15 points or more are twice as likely to have peripheral artery disease—essentially cholesterol-clogged arteries in the arms, legs, or other non-heart parts of the body. In your case Mild coarctation could also be present ...Read more
Both are bad: Docs used to think that a high number was normal with age, research found a higher risk for stroke with higher upper number than lower number if either number or both are high, there is risk for heart attack and stroke, and both need treatment. Risk starts to climb at 125/75, not 140/90. Blood pressure over 130/85 needs to be treated first with lifestyle changes, then medication if fails. ...Read more
Arm blood clots: Unlikely that a BP cuff is the cause of blood clots in the arm unless left inflated for an extended period - hours. Sounds as if you were in the hospital and usual cause of blood clots in the arm is the IV placed causing thrombophlebitis. This is usually due to an infection of the vein or potentially due to medications given through the iv. ...Read more
Should my blood pressure be higher or lower when I'm standing in comparison to my sitting blood pressure?
Trick Question-Same: Ultimately, your body should adjust so your blood pressure is the same in any position. BUT, initially depending on health problems or medications your blood pressure may be lower (if a significant amount and/or with symptoms called orthostatic hypotension), the same and on some occasions may be a little higher. without significant issues, like blood loss, though, eventually it should stabilize. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a blood pressure cuff inflated to 200mm Hg Pressure(max) and then slowly released, cause blood clot in arm?
Pulse n arm with BP: 52 M asks What causes the pulse you feel in your arm during BP measurements? ANS: U r feeling blood n ur brachial artery gush thru with each heart beat in ur arm that is narrowed by the BP cuff pressure. This is what Dr hears when listening to BP. I teach pts that cannot hear 2 use this 2 take BP. Inflate cuff high then lower slowly. When pulse is first felt that is systolic & goes away diastolic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more
My ECG result says that I have Inferolateral wall Ischemia. My symptoms are Shortness of breath, chest pain, High Blood Pressure, Dizziness. Hera are my laboraty exam Fasting Blood Sugar 126, Triglycerides 193, Creatinin 1.54, Blood Uric acid 7.86. ?
I'm cleared by my doc by EKG etc but my heart rate still shows irregular on my blood pressure machine my blood pressure 85/50 or lower & heart rate 48?
If cleared by: Your physician then rest easy...The tests previously performed provide information beyond BP monitors. ...Read more
Maybe: "chest tightness" is a worrisome symptom because it is often used to describe what people feel when their heart isn't getting enough circulation (angina). If one has angina, high blood pressure, which forces the heart to work harder, will make it worse. If the chest tightness is due to something else (say, indigestion for example), hbp won't affect it. ...Read more
Normal echo, blood work and several normal ekgs. left chest arm and shoulder pain. Hands tingle and hr jumps to 160 exercising Is this a heart problem?
Sudden heat sensation like blood flowing feel left leg arm and left side of the head when relaxed BP 130/85 pulse 73 can a pinched neck nerve cause this or maybe blood sugar happened twice in 3 days ?
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