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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 if you have high neuts blood test result?

What does it mean if you have high neuts blood test  result?

Acute inflammation: Mostly due to acute infections and acute inflammatory processes. But rare causes include leukemia (require study of peripheral blood smear and other tests by expert- pathologist). ...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 exactly does it mean if you have high oxygen levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean if you have high oxygen levels in your blood?

Ambient air is about: 21% o2, and healthy lungs produce a po2 of 80-100%. Babies in nicu's treated with 100% due to respiratory immaturity could get pulmonarty and retro lentar fibrosis. One does not do well with higher levels of o2. Like goldylocks, not too little, not too much: just right. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

You can faint: If your blood pressure drops too low, you can faint. But if your blood pressure is normally on the low end and you have no symptoms, it's actually a good thing. "low" is a relative term and we can't comment further without knowing the exact reading. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a high parathormoon???

What does it mean if you have a high parathormoon???

A Pair of a Pair=4: I think what you mean is parathyroid hormone level. The parathyroids are 4 small little glands next to your thyroid gland in the neck. The hormone they secrete helps regulate the calcium in your blood. More of the hormone, the higher the calcium may become, which indirectly will affect your bone density. All in all you'll need your doctor to sort it all out with some more tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low oxygen levels in your blood tests?

What does it mean if you have low oxygen levels in your blood tests?

Lung disease: Is the commonest reason for a low level of oxygen in the blood. It can also happen in heart disease if the heart is failing and fluid builds up in otherwise-healthy lungs, or if there is a hole in the heart, causing blood to bypass the right heart circulation into the lungs and skip picking up oxygen there. These are examples of some common causes. Smoking, high altitude=examples of lung reasons. ...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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Low cortisol what does it mean if you have that?

Low cortisol what does it mean if you have that?

Adrenal insufficienc: People with adrenal insufficiency will have low cortisol levels. However, this is a very rare disorder. Just getting a random blood cortisol level is usually not of any value (saliva cortisol levels are worthless for this diagnosis). If you have symptoms of weight loss, loss of appetite, low blood pressure when standing, darkening of the skin, it is worth seeing an endocrinologist about it. ...Read more

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What could happen if you have low blood pressure?

What could happen if you have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. Usually symptoms are felt with blood pressure that is getting 'too' low. High blood pressure that is 'too' high, may be without symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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