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What does it mean if I have high blood pressure?

What does it mean if I have high blood pressure?

Your BP: Is greater then 140/90....See your physician to avoid long term complications. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Problem if symptoms: Low blood pressure is not usually a clinical problem unless accompanied by symptoms like faintness, dizziness or impaired levels of consciousness. There are some hormonal and rare structural vascular problems that may cause abnormally low blood pressures. But, if no symptoms, i would not worry, especially since I have found lower blood pressures to be a marker of longevity. ...Read more

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What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

What can it mean if I have low blood pressure?

Probably normal: It depends if you have symptoms or not, or if you are on medications to control elevated blood pressure, or if you have underlying cardiac conditions. For some underlying abnormal conditions: consider dehydration, heart failure, anemia, low thyroid, or low cortisol. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Hi blood pressure is an elevation of the resistance of the blood vessels throughout the body. If the resistance increases, your heart and other organs have to work harder and thereby begin to negatively affect them over time if left untreated. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean when you have low blood pressure?

Depends on symptoms: Low blood pressure in general is desirable. But, if you are having symptoms such as significant fatigue or low (or high) heart rate, it may be a sign of other condition such as a heart rhythm problem, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal gland problem, medication side effect, or dehydration. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is 100 to 120 over 80 to 90 mm of mercury, low blood pressure is anything below that range. Low blood pressure can be 'normal' for some people and abnormal for others. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.

What does it mean when someone tells you that you have low blood? Not blood pressure but low blood.

Anemia, possibly: When not referring to low blood pressure, "low blood" can refer to anemia, deficiency in the amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin gives blood its color and carries oxygen.Symptoms of anemia can include fatigue. Causes of anemia include blood loss (periods, GI bleeding), bone marrow problems, inherited abnormalities, sequestration in the spleen, red blood cells bursting (hemolysis). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have high blood sugar while pregnant?

That you ahve gestat: Gestational diabetes, and u will need to be followed closely and be on a special diet and follow your blood sugars , if they run too high on diet alone then u may need oral meds which should get the blood sugar under control, if that does not work( very uncommon ) then u would need insulin, but I am sure your OB has gone over all of this with you, if not make an appt to see your OB tom. ...Read more

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What happens if I have low blood pressure?

What happens if I have low blood pressure?

Depends how you feel: Blood pressure is a number, and there is no absolute "normal." many young people, especially females, can be perfectly healthy with a systolic BP of 80-100. If you are completely asymptomatic, there is no cause for concern. If you feel dizzy as a result, it is important to maintain oral hydration, especially with electrolyte-rich fluids. Gatorade and coconut water (contains lots of potassium) help. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

What exactly does it mean to have high blood pressure?

Raises Risk: Htn is a silent killer which raises your risk of heart, brain and kidney disease especially when combined with smoking, diabetes and high ldl. Htn is defined as an average BP > 140/90 as measure in the office. Goals of treatment depend on your other issues but 130/80 is a good number. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

Low pressure: A fit body has relaxed arteries resulting in lower, yet normal, blood pressure readings. Pregnancy may bring the blood pressure down another few points due to the presence of the placenta and the effects of Progesterone in your vasculature. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when you have good blood pressure?

What dose it mean when you have good blood pressure?

Healthiness: High blood pressure can put you at risk of heart disease and stroke, etc. Having a "good blood pressure" is a good thing and means as far as your cardiovascular risk, you are doing well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin and high platelet?

Iron deficiency Anem: Low hemoglobin may be from excessive blood loss guring menstruation or some other cause and high platlet may be mildly elevated and there is no problem with that consult your doctor or a hematologist, you may need iron therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high hematocrit?

What does it mean if you have high hematocrit?

Polycythemia: A high hematocrit indicates that one has too many red cells (polycythemia). There are many different causes of this condition, some of them potentially serious, so it is always important to have this problem evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low hemiglobin and high platelet?

Anemia: If someone have low hemoglobin called anemia, and as a result high platelet count called thrombocytosis, usual cause is iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a stress or reactive thrombocytosis which will get better with iron replacement. Get your iron studies and ferritin checked. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure ?

Symptoms: Low BP usually refers to a BP that is low enough to cause side effects: that will vary from person to person. Young women and children often have a BP of 90/60 which is normal and healthy. For some people, that's too low and they feel dizzy and faint. For most people, a BP of. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

Not always: There are many causes of swelling. Seek the cause. Blood pressure is easy to check , and may not be related unless some degree of congestive heart failure from prolonged poorly treated hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more