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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 to deal with one kidney much smaller than the other?

I'm 26 years old guy. My one kidney (right one) height is just 1.9 cm and other is bigger than usual to compensate it. Now, I never had any health related issue because of this so far. Creatinine ...
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Does giving blood lower blood pressure?

While it seems logical that reducing any fluid in a body would reduce the pressure does the body regulate it's own pressure after donating blood or is it lowered?
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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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Which vessel could a pumping vessel in the left middle side of forehead be?

There is a vessel located on the left middle side of my forehead which keeps pumping for few times noticeably every few minutes, my question is: What are vessels flowing on the left-mid side of the ...
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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?
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Can a colloid intravascular volume expander be used in chronic orthostatic hypotension?

For conditions such as POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) which are unable to regulate appropriate blood pressure / HR on postural changes, they are treated with volume expansion - like ...
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Why does caffeine raise your blood pressure when it's a diuretic?

Why does caffeine raise your blood pressure when it puts your kidneys into overdrive?
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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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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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Taking Blood Pressure Bilaterally — Why?

There's a physician that always takes blood pressures bilaterally for EVERY patient he sees. These patients are assumed to be healthy adults coming in for basic routine medical exams. I don't see ...
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Will increased water consumption reduce the harm of sugar and salt do to my body?

I assume over consumption of sugar and salt is harmful to my health as that I may have increased chance of getting diabetes and/or high blood pressure etc ... So my question is this. If I drink ...
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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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Herbs that Would Relax the Mind but Not Decrease Blood Pressure? [closed]

Recently, I have been wondering whether there are herbal remedies that would relax the mind from situations related to stress but NOT decrease blood pressure. So far, it has been easy for me to find ...
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Affect of raw and diluted sodium on human

What is the affect of sodium on human if taken raw and if taken diluted . For example if I take 5g salt as raw and if I diluted the same with 1 liter water and consume will the effects on the body ...
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Is it a good idea to replace Sodium Chloride (NaCl) with Potassium Chloride (KCl) for everyday consumption?

Increased sodium intake is linked to higher blood pressure, and therefore larger chance of developing cardiovascular issues. On the other hand, increased potassium intake (within RDA, which is a ...
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Correlation between blood pressure and cardiac output in the elderly

Why does blood pressure have little correlation with cardiac output in the elderly? (Source ATLS student course manual)
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Passing out after injections

Last October I had an injection which was need for my trip to Costa Rica, a few minutes later I passed out and split my head open due to landing on concrete. On Monday I'm having a typhoid injection ...
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Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor Accuracy?

I have both a wrist blood pressure monitor and an upper arm blood pressure monitor. I generally enjoy using the wrist monitor more, as it's difficult for me to secure the cuff on the arm monitor, as ...
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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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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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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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How can blood pressure be high but my pulse low?

Someone whose blood pressure reads 188/134 with a pulse of 62. Read a few more times even after she woke up it stays in that area. Calm, not taking any drugs, normal weight, good health and not sick ...
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How do I understand blood pressure readings? [closed]

I understand that normal blood pressure is that the systolic is between 90-120 and a diastolic number between 60-80. Therefore, I have a lot of sub questions to be answered: What if the systolic is ...
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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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Does ideal range pulse rate and blood pressure always indicate no serious illness

Is it possible for people with serious illness (cancer, AIDs etc) to have pulse rate and blood pressure to still be in the ideal range? In other words, if my blood pressure and pulse range are in the ...
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Specialist to treat low Sodium

My 74 year old Dad has lower Sodium and Chloride than normal in his bloodwork. After taking 1/2 teaspoon of salt with his dinner, the Sodium and Chloride levels are still low, but blood pressure is ...
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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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cardiac arrest effects on blood pressure

I was wondering about the effects of cardiac arrest on blood pressure. What would the blood pressure be while cardiac arrest? Would there be any pressure at all (because the heart can't pump blood ...
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Looking for studies about how blood pressure changes are perceived by our brain

More specifically, I'm looking for how the brain perceives its own local blood pressure changes if it does and what are the mechanisms/reactions involved in this process if any are known to date. I'm ...
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What's happening with the heart when you push your rectum really hard?

I've noticed in myself, and am wondering what is going n, because when I push hard if I'm sitting on my chair - A thick Vein on my neck has a pretty big pulse, like it controls blood flow, and could ...
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Dataset for Tele-medicine Vital Signs

I'm a newbie to medical and healthcare informatics. I need to access some raw telemedicine dataset including vital signs for a single person over a specific period of time. Basically my questions are: ...
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Can the blood accumulated after stroke be cured?

Recently my uncle had a stroke. He is now in rest and taking medicine. He has his right leg paralyzed, although the condition is improving. The doctor said that "blood is accumulated in the brain". ...
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Antihypertensive as a treatment for Tourette's. (And Antihypotensive to make blood pressure normal?)

So...I'm 30 years old and have Tourette's syndrome since 9. I never took any medication because most of then are antipsychotics and have very scary side-effects. Now, apparentely some ...
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Confused by blood pressure terms

I'm doing some research into digital blood pressure monitors and I have come across some terms that I could use a hand with, thanks Mean pressure Empirical statistical oscillometric parameters ...
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If sphygmomanometer literally cuts off the blood flow, is it gonna kill the patient if pressure is not released?

As the title says. I just learnt how sphygmomanometer works. If it cuts off the blood till I decrease the pressure to the highest blood pressure, then shouldn't it cause serious problems? Even in ...
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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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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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Is decaffeinated coffee a diuretic?

Caffeine is a known diuretic, stimulates urine production, and I have even seen "potential dehydration" as one of the arguments in the perennial "is coffee good or bad" debate. It also changes blood ...
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What causes aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart through the chest and torso. What could be the possible causes of aneurism?
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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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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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How do corticosteroids cause high blood pressure?

Taking corticosteroids can result in high blood pressure. Is anything known about the physiological mechanism behind this? Why do corticosteroids have this side effect? Since it's been mentioned in ...
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Can stress increase blood pressure?

Whenever I get my blood pressure checked, whether by machine or person, I become extremely stressed. My heart rate then increases quite a bit into the hundreds, usually around 110-120 (my normal is 55-...
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Is the heart disease risk arising from salt mediated entirely by blood pressure?

High salt intake appears to be well-established as a risk-factor for cardiovascular disease, usually cited as being due to its effect of increasing your blood pressure. I want to know if that's the ...
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What heart conditions cause dizziness after/during exercise?

Lots of stuff causes dizziness after/during exercise. But if you Google "dizziness after exercise" you'll get 10,000 articles and lame blogs that are basically just copies of one another that all ...
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Is olive leaf extract dangerous for low blood pressure?

I am 84 years old, with heart failure, diagnosed about 10 months ago, now successfully treated, and my naturally low blood pressure is kept at, or reduced to, a satisfactorily low level. I would not ...