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Systolic blood pressure the upper one?

Systolic blood pressure the upper one?

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

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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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Can using an upper arm blood pressure monitor sleeve on your lower arm affect the result ?

Can using an upper arm blood pressure monitor sleeve on your lower arm affect the result ?

Blood pressure: The usual method is with a cuff over the upper arm and the stethoscope located over the brachial artery at the elbow end of the biceps muscle. It is possible to record a less accurate blood pressure in the wrist with the cuff on the forearm. ...Read more

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Blood pressure in right arm was: 142/80 and blood pressure in left 128/78. Is this normal?

Blood pressure in right arm was: 142/80 and blood pressure in left 128/78. Is this normal?

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

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Is it okay to use upper arm blood pressure monitor on lower arm?

Is it okay to use upper arm blood pressure monitor on lower arm?

Blood pressure: The usual method is with a cuff over the upper arm and the stethoscope located over the brachial artery at the elbow end of the biceps muscle. It is possible to record a less accurate blood pressure in the wrist with the cuff on the forearm. ...Read more

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Abnormal blood pressure worse if upper or lower number?

Abnormal blood pressure worse if upper or lower number?

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

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Are blood clots in the arm connected to blood pressure cuff left on at all?

Are blood clots in the arm connected to blood pressure cuff left on at all?

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

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Should my blood pressure be higher or lower when I'm standing in comparison to my sitting blood pressure?

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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 more

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Can blood donation lower down blood pressure?

Can blood donation lower down blood pressure?

Yes: But only for a short time (for hours) and should drink water or have some salty food afterward. ...Read more

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What causes the pulse you feel in your arm during blood pressure measurements?

What causes the pulse you feel in your arm during blood pressure measurements?

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 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

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Blood pressure and amox-clav. Does this drug raise blood pressure?

Blood pressure and amox-clav.  Does this drug raise blood pressure?

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

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Does chest tightness relate to high blood pressure?

Does chest tightness relate to high blood pressure?

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

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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?

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?

Not heart pain.: It is probably not heart problem and it could be a pinched nerve in the neck or musculo-skeletal pain of the chest wall and shoulder. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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