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Weak Pulse In Wrist Also Low
Not necessarily: Wrist pulses may or may not correlate with blood pressure. How a pulse feels to the fingers is affected by many factors. Blood pressure is more accurately measured on the upper arm. Wrist BP monitors are helpful but they really need to be verified with more accurate means. ...Read more
Not really: As long as you are feeling ok -- and make sure that you eat well. ...Read more
Is it normal for the pulse in your wrist to disappear or become weak when you raise your arms above your head and hold them up?
Anatomy: Yes. Of course. That means less blood is flowing there against gravity. Your scenario is obvious. ...Read more
Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago. numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und
Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more
If I take my pulse on my wrist, what is the difference between a hard and soft beat? High or low blood pressure?
Let me try to explai: A hard beat is high number of your blood pressure; the soft beat is the lower number of your blood pressure. High blood pressure when either the low and high beat are high, low blood pressure also will be diagnose when either one is low, let it me know if that help. ...Read more
Rt shoulder hangs low and have slight hand and wrist weakness but good muscle strength in arm. Clean ncs and emg but still feels awkward. Cause?
Shoulder injury: Perhaps, you injured your shoulder on that side some time ago and it never healed properly or left you with mild weakness in the hand and wrist without being severe enough to be detected on emg/ncv studies. Rehabilitation exercises may improve function. Have you had radiographs of the shoulder? ...Read more
I just took my blood pressure and it was real low for me felt really weak this afternoon and b/p was 85/55 pulse rate was 118 had to sit down?
Weakness: Your symptoms desire to be investigated further to determine their cause. You had a resting rapid heart beat. Was it regular or irregular? You low BP could have been caused by your heart beating either fast or irregularly. Go to your physician or a cardiologist and get evaluated for the cause of your rapid heart rate. Good luck and make sure you are not taking too high a dose of your BP meds. ...Read more
Could I have low BP despite extremely strong pulse and vice versa? Running and extreme strong pulse same BP reading as calm and weak pulse when I took
Yes: The strength of your pulse is often unrelated to the actual blood pressure. This variance is even greater as we age. The intensity of the pulse can also be affected by thyroid disease, anemia, aortic regurgitation and exercise. Also, the farther you are from the heart, the less the pulse accurately correlates with the heart's output. So, the neck pulse correlates better than the wrist pulse. ...Read more
I had a d&c because I miscarried, im low in my blood and I am anemic, am I going to be ok? I feel weak and my heart pulse is 112.
Anemia: You are anemic, another name for a low blood count. The blood you lost with the miscarriage may be more than you thought. That you feel weak sounds normal. That your pulse is 112 BPM is higher than normal. Follow your doctor's instructions and look for warning signs that you need to be seen again. To help yourself, push fluids such as gatorade. ...Read more
Suicide attempt w/ nerium oleander 1 week ago that caused spontaneous vomiting has weak and low pulse 1 week later, will this pass or should see dr?
See a Doctor.: There are more than one reason to see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Pain inside right head middle of right lobe body stiffness seeing spots low pulse cold skin tired weakness it's happend 7or 8 times b4 any ideas?
Maybe anxiety: You have lots of generalized symptoms which sound like they stem from anxiety and depression. See a doctor to rule out a virus, but if this has been recurrent it is time to get therapy. You may have difficulties recognizing stress and coping with what you need to be doing about it. Sometimes it is easier to to focus on things that will not solve the actual problems. ...Read more
Am taking sotalol, amiodarone &. Sertraline. Symptoms : low BP. Low pulse. Sometimes shortness of breath. Weak?
Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. Needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more
29/f I've had extensive heart testing over the year and last month all turns out fine. Why do I have a weak pulse in the morning? Low blood pressure?
Pulse=perception of: blood pressure which stretches artery walls as each heart contraction pushes out blood filling & stretching the arteries. This stretch is felt as a pulse. Most medical testing is of low value & for ↑$, esp. When people do not pay directly (i.e. via $ accumulators calling themselves "insurance") which routinely ↓es quality & ↑es all costs. Why? Because: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Good docs apply wisdom. ...Read more
Cirohsis, bilirubin 4.2, heart EF 20-25%, brain stroke, left side weak, BP is very low, stable with saline sol. Pulse fluctuating. Pl advice?
Severe illness: This is multiorgan failure, and the outlook is not great, but the only way to assess this is to be the doctor in charge of managing the patient. In addition to determining the therapy there should be discussions on end of life decision making. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
Mild concussion 6 months ago. Seems to now affect vagal nerve cause I've started feeling nauseous. Acupuncturist said I have: weak pulse, low blood pressure. Symptoms seem to add up. What do I do?
I have cankers sores in throat, headaches, slight fever and low back pain and feeling weak and rapid pulse for six days now should I see a doctor?
Yes: You seem to be describing a viral infection, and the length of time you have noted is long enough for you to seek counsel from your md. Good luck! ...Read more
No, not to worry: Being able to detect a pulse by applying pressure over an artery requires the artery to be quite superficial and easy to feel under the skin. Not everybody's artery is in a location that makes it easy to feel, whether that is at the neck, wrist or groin. As long as you are conscious and can feel a good pulse somewhere, you are good to go! ...Read more
My husbands pulse is physically visible through his wrists. It really jumps out far! It's freaky. Is this normal?
Yes: Depending on skin thickness and translucency- this can be a normal variant. ...Read more
It's universally: Easier to find than the pulse on the chest. ...Read more
Why do we take our pulse at wrist or neck instead of chest? It seems easier to find the pulse at the chest
Pulse: The peripheral pulses are important for judging peripheral perfusion and have higher SVP and lower DBP due to the Hill Effect however pulses are also taken in the neck (carotid), brachial (arm) and legs (femoral, popliteal, dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial). I listen to the heart to evaluate heart sounds s1 and s2 and also the rate and rhythm including any murmurs, rubs, gallops. ...Read more
Is taking your pulse at the chest going to give you inaccurate readings or a different reading then taking it at wrist?
Tough place: The chest is a difficult place to feel the pulse - and probably more so for women (for obvious reasons). The "pulse" of the chest I suppose would be felt at the tip of the heart, or the apical impulse but this can be challenging to assess. The radial pulse on the underside of your wrist is usually much easier palpated. ...Read more
When I take my pulse in my wrist, it will beat for 2 seconds but then pause for a second. My actual pulse is 93 and I am scared. Will I be ok?
Checking your pulse: Pulse usually beats and the a pulse the another beat. Pause and beat duration depends on the heart rate. ...Read more
I took my pulse in my wrist and it slowed, cstopped, sped up, stopped again, and then sped up. Is this a damgerous arrythmia? I feel really tired.
Only slightly: Pulse takes a bit longer to reach the foot, but only slightly. Significant delay can be sign of obstructed aorta, but this is very rare. ...Read more
Artery or nerve: Sometimes irritated nerves can cause muscle to twitch or perhaps one of the arteries in your left wrist is closer to the skin. It is nothing to worry about unless you have deteriorated strength or coordination ...Read more
No: Ivs (which is an abbreviation for "intravenous" have nothing to do with your pulse (which is the pulsation of an artery). Your radial artery is often visible as a pulsation on the inner aspect of your wrist just above your thumb. What you probably see is bulging of the vein. If it doesn't hurt, it's probably normal. (it will collapse if you raise you hand above the level of your heart). ...Read more