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Why Does Eating Pork Increase Your 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
My husband does not eat pork because of his blood pressure. I'm boiling pork ribs in vinegar will that reduce the fat?
Pork and BP: Its the salt in the meat that increases BP not the type of meat. ...Read more
Salt load, takes a while.
Acute gastric distension can cause a decrease BP with vasovagal action. ...Read more
21 female. Do potatoes increase blood pressure? Heard eating them 4x/ week does. I do every 2 weeks about 3-4 portions I eat everything else wholemeal
No: Not unless you add a ton of salt. ...Read more
Daily activities; eating, walking raise blood pressure. When/How many times a day should blood pressure be taken for hypertension diagnosis purposes?
Insignificantly: Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & similar meds, have the potential to increase bp, but it is rare in appropriate dosing. If there is an increase at all, it is generally not clinically significant. Still, we monitor BP at every appointment. And, the other meds you take, as well as fitness and lifestyle habits (like coffee & nicotine use) need be taken into account, if there ever is an apparent increase. ...Read more
Does 60mg pseudoephedrine hci increase your blood pressure by a lot? And is it safe to take if I have anxiety?
Can do: This can be enough to set some peoples BP soaring! Usually this happens to those suffering from pre-existing high BP issues. I rarely see BP problems in normotensive people taking pseudophed. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: 1st, go see your doctor to see if your blood pressure is really too low and needs to be raised. Then purchase a BP cuff so that you can monitor as you try to raise it. Finally, do something like drink plenty of fluids, especially if you're dehydrated — hypovolemia can cause low blood pressure. Lab work will also show if you're anemic or not. Finally, you doc can talk to you about salt & meds. . . ...Read more
Not normal : Need adrenocortical evaluation by endocrinologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 63 and havelow blood pressure. Do I have an increased chance of having a pace maker someday?
What can I do to raise blood pressure besides eat and drink and move? It's 88 over 62. Is that normal?
What to do if I'm suffering from sudden increase in blood pressure when ever I smoke a cigarette. What's causing increase in blood pressure?
What is a safe male enhancement pill? Alot of the ones I tried gave me an increase in blood pressure or I felt nothing what's the safest that works
The : The medications at present for erectile dysfunction include viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and cialis. They do work, but as expected can also have side effects, such as flushing, stuffy nose, back pain, elevated bp. In general the side effects are mild and uncommon. You would have to discuss this with your physician and get a prescription from him for these. They do work well. ...Read more
Please help me! I overdosed on caffeine 7 hours ago, and my blood pressure increased by 90 points (from 120 to 210 systolic). Can this be dangerous?
Caffeine should be used in small doses only. It is a powerful cardiac stimulant and should not be abused. By now the effect is probably gone but you should not test it again.
If you do not feel well and your BP is 210, you belong in the er (in spite of being 18yo)
do not abuse your body. It is not indestructible. ...Read more
Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate.
Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more
By how much?: Well that's not typical but probably not harmful either. Be glad it doesn't drop too much when you stand up, which can be disabling and is affecting a number of people who post on healthtap. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Get really angry.Get a more detailed answer ›
How often do you check your blood pressure and how recently has your BP been high?
Please check your BP on alternating morning and night and if there is a major difference between the two you must quickly see your doctor.
Unless you have a very high BP check things for a few days before you see the doctor.
PS: What is your height, weight etc? ...Read more
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