Questions tagged [blood-pressure]

Use this tag when asking about the pressure of the circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is a reliable indicator of several medical conditions.

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How much impact does the location of measurement of blood pressure have on the quality of the obtained blood pressure signal?

Measuring blood pressure invasively can be performed from different locations, such as one of the radial arteries. How much impact does the location of an invasive measurement have on the quality of ...
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How much more accurate are indwelling arterial catheters compared to standard, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring?

I wonder how much more accurate and reliable indwelling arterial catheters are compared to standard, non-invasive techniques to monitor ICU patients' blood pressure.
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How can a BP goal be recommended, but not a diastolic or systolic goal?

Out of curiousity, I'm researching the JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension, and when reading this publication, I noticed it says: There is strong evidence to support treating hypertensive persons ...
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Why do some people have high blood pressure and others have low, constantly?

Is this genetic? On what factors does it depend whether I am going to have high or low blood pressure?
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I have low blood pressure. How do I know if I have exceeded the oral rehydration salts daily dose?

The day time temperature ranges here from 41 to 43 degree Celsius. I have a white collar job and go to office on scooter with takes 30 minutes on one side. I have low blood pressure. I take two ...
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Physical activity and blood pressure

Apparently physical activity can significantly raise blood pressure. Is prolonged strenuous physical activity (8hrs+) a risk factor for the effects of high blood pressure?
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What can cause B.P. to fall after breakfast?

@9:00am I just had a bowl of corn checks and I feel faint. This happens each morning. The wife takes my B.P.when I feel faint. Right now it is 62/44, pulse 111 (I normally run high on my pulse). It ...
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What are the types of blood pressure measuring devices available? What are their pros and cons?

How do I decide which blood pressure measuring device should I prefer?
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When measuring blood pressure at home which arm should I prefer? Why?

Why are results different for both the arms? Which arm should be prefered?
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Why can I hear my heart beat louder after rigorous exercise

As I understand exercise increases hear rate. Why should an increase in hear rate feel like the heart is also beating louder (not just faster). If I place my hand on my chest, I feel its thump much ...
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Measuring Blood Pressure at home

I want to start keeping track on my blood pressure at home. If I take multiple daily measurements during the month of December should I average it at the end of the month and then use that final ...
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Any meds to increase blood pressure?

Are there any meds , aside from caffeine , that increase blood pressure . I know physical exercise can produce a temporary increase but I am wondering about something that can increase it for hours. ...
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Nasal corticosteroids and hypertenstion

Can corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Nasonex (mometasone) and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide), effect blood pressure? Do topical steroids like that enter the blood stream in such a way that they ...
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What is the 80/20 for high blood pressure?

I've seen a whole variety of advice for high blood pressure. What's the most effect way to address it? I.e. what 20% of the possible changes make 80% of the difference?
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Do these blood pressure readings make sense?

One day, I went to many pharmacists to measure my blood pressure. I found that the readings are different. I don't know wither my blood pressure rapidly changes or the devices are not very accurate. I ...
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Why cold on the back hurts more than cold in the front?

I'd rather have appended this to the health group, but I guess the biology se was better for this. The question is, why is it that the cold, on the back, hurts, whereas the cold on the front, arms, ...
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Is the feeling of blood pulses a symptom of low blood pressure?

When I go to sleep after a long waking time or when I am about to wake up after not sufficient sleep (or less than 8 hours of sleep) , I feel the blood flow in the back of my head in the form of ...
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Is there a correlation between arthritis and diastolic blood pressure?

Is there a correlation between arthritis and diastolic blood pressure? i.e if diastolic is high you get arthritic symptoms or vice versa.
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Why is Ebrantil (Urapidil) not FDA approved?

Ebtrantil (Urapidil) is commonly used as an antihypertensive in Europe, also due to its additive interaction with other antihypertensives, and less likely to alter the heart rate compared to similar ...
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Various effects of prednisolone

I've just been given a prednisolone treatment after widsom tooth extraction (on local anaesthetic). I'm on 40mg per day, aside with 3g of amoxicillin per day. I weigh about 62kg I've read the ...
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Low Resting Heart Rate but high bp

My resting heart rate is around 50 bpm but my blood pressure is around 122/78. Is this unhealthy?
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Why does high blood pressure cause tinnitus?

There are multiple reports on the internet where people state that they got tinnitus from high blood pressure. Usually it is related to exertion or having an orgasm. Just wondering if anyone has t ...
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What should be prefered for oral rehydration out of salts and glucose?

What should be preferred for oral rehydration out of salts and glucose + vitamin D? Do both need to be taken in equal amounts? Why?
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Congestive heart Failure

It seems to me that if a person has congestive heart failure and their blood pressure is over 140, the high blood pressure is a good sign. That is, it shows that heart is still strong enough to do the ...
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What are the expected variances of blood pressure readings on home monitors?

For a long time I've noticed that if I take my blood pressure a second time, the readings vary especially for the systolic reading. If I don't like the reading, I just take it again (recording both). ...
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What is a constipation remedy that doesn't give you a headache or raise your blood pressure?

What is a constipation remedy that doesn't give you a headache or raise your blood pressure the way senna, or various salts (magnesium oxide, potassium), or enemas (salts) do?