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I have to collect 72 hours worth of urine due to high blood pressure. What are they looking for?

Kidney Damage. The by-products of metabolism that the kidneys should be able not to spill into the urine. Proteins are a big one. These are normal and vital tests to monitor true renal damage or function. Read more...

I have blood in my urine its been there about 3 years what should I do? I have high blood pressure too

Blood . Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen. Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder. Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer. Since this is an ongoing condition it is suggested that you see a doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed. Read more...
Get evaluated. Blood in urine is called hematuria. 3 yrs is long time. Hematuria can be caused by menstruation, vigorous exercise, sexual activity, viral illness, trauma, kidney stones or infection, such as a urinary tract infection (uti). Other causes:cancer of the kidney or bladder iinflammation of the kidney, urethra, bladder, or prostate polycystic kidney disease. Blood clotting disorders. Sickle cell disease. Read more...

High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

Only if testing for . It. It will only show up in the testing if they're looking for it. Read more...
Recent use ? In most states they require your sign off on a pre-authorization when/if they ever look for drugs. This is part of the self incrimination issue. In most testing they would not look during a routine health care visit as you describe. Since it requires additional personnel time and testing material it is not automatic. Read more...

How can someone test high blood pressure?

Blood pressure cuff. Blood pressure is measured using a blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer). This can be done in a doctor's office or a pharmacy. You can also do-it-yourself with a home blood pressure cuff that can be purchased at almost any pharmacy. Read more...
BP machine... You can get an automatic blood pressure machine at your local pharmacy for less than $50. Many pharmacies also have a stationary BP machine chair where you can check it. Realize that BP varies greatly throughout the day and can be impacted by many variables. So if your BP is good at home, in the comfort, familiarity and calmness of your home, it may not be good at your doctor's office. Keep record. Read more...

How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

Several ways. One, try a low sodium (salt) high potassium diet. Two, make sure your are physically active. Three, make sure your weight is reasonable. This is a good place to start. Read more...

What are the tests for chronic high blood pressure?

Automatic vs manual. Automactic blood-pressure measuring devices and manual ones are typically used for measuring your BP with a cuff. In the critically ill patient, a catheter maybe inserted in the blood vessel/heart to measure the pressure. Otherwise, there isn't much else. Chronic high BP can cause heart/kidney problems so we use ekg to check heart, ultrasound to check kidneys, but not measuring bp. Good luck. Read more...
A few blood tests. In addition to monitoring your blood pressure, you should have your cholesterol and blood sugar checked as high cholesterol and diabetes go along with high blood pressure often. Kidney function should also be monitored over time. A baseline ekg is helpful as well. An echocardiogram may be needed later in life to evaluate for heart failure. Read more...