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What Is The Best Treatment For Unstable Blood Pressure
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
Work with your doc.: Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors. If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke. ...Read more
Probably: Not sure what "unstable bp" means. However if you have a blood pressure reading above 140/90 on three separate occasions 1 week apart, then you should talk to your doctor about anti-hypertensive medications. In any respect, controlling your weight and salt intake will help control your blood pressure as well. ...Read more
Difficult question: Blood pressure is not "unstable." it is a physiologic response to a multitude of factors. Blood pressure that varies "wildly" may indicate disorders associated with neurohormonal dysregulation and may be investigated with blood chemistry and noninvasive testing. Often the cause is anxiety and / or the medications (including alcohol) we take. ...Read more
White coat: The only way to tell if you have white coat hypertension is get a blood pressure cuff and check your blood pressure at home. Take readings in the morning, lunch, dinner, and before sleep. Record reading for 2 weeks. If your blood pressure is in control, IE less than 150/90 then your good. If higher than this you have hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?
Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such that the lungs and subsequent kidneys fail, necessitating mechanical ventilation and dialysis. Attention to fluid balance, nutrition and possible infection improve the odds of survival. ...Read more
My dad has 3 heart bypass, has gone through a stroke before 10-something years. There are many unstable blood pressure - in the evening is very high.
Blood pressure: Should consult dad's doctor for input, may need more treatment. ...Read more
Individual: Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unstable blood pressures are blood pressure values that vary widely. Normally the body is able to maintain the blood pressure in a narrow steady range. Severe illnesses, large injuries, or damage to the spinal cord, may prevent a person's body from maintaining ...Read more
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