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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


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Does binge eating immediately increase your blood pressure?

Does binge eating immediately increase your blood pressure?

No: Salt load, takes a while.
Acute gastric distension can cause a decrease BP with vasovagal action. ...Read more

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How can you increase your blood pressure?

How can you increase your blood pressure?

Salt,see below: The fastest way is salt, caffeine, decongestants. Aging and gaining weight work but they are slower. But there is no need to do any of this unless you are symptomatic from hypotension with dizziness or fainting. ...Read more

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How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

Fluids, medication: Replacing fluids and electrolytes are the most common causes. Sometimes the adrenal glands are not functioning and certain steroids need to be replaced. ...Read more

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Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Pain and BP: Increased blood pressure can readily be a symptom of pain, especially when it is not controlled or it is anticipatory. ...Read more

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Does tramadol increase your blood pressure?

Does tramadol increase your blood pressure?

Tramadol: Taken alone probably not. If taken with a serotonin uptake inhibitor then yes. The main effect of tramadol is on the serotonin levels the metabolite has the opioid effect. ...Read more

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Does adderrall increase your blood pressure?

Does adderrall increase your blood pressure?

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

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Does 60mg pseudoephedrine hci increase your blood pressure by a lot? And is it safe to take if I have anxiety?

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

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How do I raise my blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: No reason to do so unless passing out or dizziness associated with low blood pressure. If such symptoms, then increasing salt and fluid intake is the first treatment. ...Read more

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How can I raise my blood pressure?

How can I raise my blood pressure?

Salt: Via eating salt or salt rich foods/drinks. There are also prescription meds you can obtain that achieve this same end. Ask your physician ...Read more

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How can I increase blood pressure?

How can I increase blood pressure?

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

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How can I increase my blood pressure?

How can I increase my blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are a good start
a small amount of iodized salt on your food
may help, be careful.
See a dietetian. ...Read more

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How can I raise my blood pressure? Is there anything I can eat or do?

How can I raise my blood pressure? Is there anything I can eat or do?

BP: You can stay well hydrated, increase the salt in your diet and wear support hose. ...Read more

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I am 63 and havelow blood pressure. Do I have an increased chance of having a pace maker someday?

I am 63 and havelow blood pressure. Do I have an increased chance of having a pace maker someday?

No: Having low blood pressure, if anything, would have a protective effect against heart disease, and lessen your likelihood of needing a pacemaker. Pacemakers are only needed for low heart rates, not low blood pressures. ...Read more

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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 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?

Cigarettes: Cigarettes have nicotine which is a vasocontrictor and inotrope, that is it raises blood pressure as part of its toxic effects............. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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What should I do to help raise my blood pressure?

What should I do to help raise my blood pressure?

Depends: 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

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Why does my blood pressure increase when I stand up?

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

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I am concerned about increased blood pressure to 160/90 in the morning. What could it be?

I am concerned about increased blood pressure to 160/90 in the morning. What could it be?

160/90: 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