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What does a blood pressure of 80/64 and a pulse of 93 mean?

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My blood pressure is 80/64 and my pulse is 93. What does it mean?
Posted Tue, 25 Sep 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 50 minutes later
Hi there,
Thanks for writing in.
I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your question with diligence.
If you do not feel light headed or have dizziness and have used digital manometer. Get your blood pressure checked sitting and standing by a Nurse or doctor with a different apparatus. If multiple results are same you could be having neuropathy for which you may have to see a doctor for treatment and followup. But do write back after multiple readings with a different apparatus. Good Luck.
With best wishes.
Dr Anil Grover,
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)
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Follow-up: What does a blood pressure of 80/64 and a pulse of 93 mean? 2 days later
I didn't use a different apparatus. I used the same one I have at home and today my blood pressure is taking on my right arm read 100/74 with a pulse of 79. I did it in the left arm a few minutes later and it was 95/66 with a pulse of 83. I have a doctors appointment next week, so I will ask my doctor about this. He said he is not concerned with my heart because I just had a ekg, ct scan, chest xray, and a complete blood testing and all test came back normal. I was experiencing signs of a heart attack and that is why they did all of those test. I was and still is experiencing shortness of breath, pain in my left arm and breast, tightness in my chest, shoulder, neck, and jaw. I was also having abdomonal pain and back pain. The pain in my arm was a tingling, burning, and numbing feeling. Last Emergency room visit my test came back normal, but I was concerned about my pressure it was 125/48. I was wondering after hearing about all my symptoms do you have an opion what could be going on with me? My doctor said that I have a sinus infection, GERD, and acute bronchitis. Please Help!!!!!
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 1 hour later
Thanks for writing back.
So first problem of varying BP but no symptoms ; well your heart beats for about 100,000 times a day (72 x 60 x 24) so variation will be there nothing to worry about it so long as you do not get any symptoms like blackout, giddiness or feel light headed because of it. It should not worry you.
Second is problem of heart attack which has been diagnosed as GERD, please understand that is not unusual. You, in all probability have: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile spills back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD signs and symptoms which you have so eloquently described.Signs and symptoms of GERD include acid reflux and heartburn. Both are common digestive conditions that many people experience from time to time. When these signs and symptoms occur at least twice each week or interfere with your daily life, doctors call this GERD.As sensory nerves of all the organ from upper part of abdomen and neck & head, upper limbs, food pipe, heart, front and back of chest share common pathway therefore the symptoms are felt differently but always limited to these.If you're bothered by frequent heartburn or other signs and symptoms. I urge you to see your doctor by appointment your doctor may be able to diagnose GERD with that information alone. Your doctor may also suggest tests and procedures used to diagnose GERD, including:1. An X-ray of your upper digestive system. Sometimes called a barium swallow or upper GI series, this procedure involves drinking a chalky liquid that coats and fills the inside lining of your digestive tract. Then X-rays are taken of your upper digestive tract. The coating allows your doctor to see a silhouette of the shape and condition of your esophagus, stomach and upper intestine (duodenum). Passing a flexible tube down your throat. Endoscopy is a way to visually examine the inside of your esophagus. During endoscopy, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and camera (endoscope) down your throat. The endoscope allows your doctor to examine your esophagus and stomach. Your doctor may also use endoscopy to collect a sample of tissue (biopsy) for further testing. Endoscopy is useful in looking for complications of reflux, such as Barrett's esophagus.2. A test to monitor the amount of acid in your esophagus. Ambulatory acid (pH) probe tests use an acid-measuring device to identify when, and for how long, stomach acid regurgitates into your esophagus. The acid monitor can be a thin, flexible tube (catheter) that's threaded through your nose into your esophagus. During the test, the tube stays in place and connects to a small computer that you wear around your waist or with a strap over your shoulder. Or the acid monitor can be a clip that's placed in your esophagus during endoscopy. The probe transmits a signal to a small computer that you wear around your waist for about two days, and then the probe falls off to be passed in your stool. Your doctor may ask that you stop taking GERD medications to prepare for this test.3. A test to measure the movement of the esophagus. Esophageal motility testing measures movement and pressure in the esophagus. The test involves placing a catheter through your nose and into your esophagus. There are over the counter medicines available which can be tried to medicines you are already taking for GERD (as Prilosac, a prescription medicines quite commonly used). None the less some life style changes, I am sure most you have done, just to re capitulate:Maintain a healthy weight. Excess pounds put pressure on your abdomen, pushing up your stomach and causing acid to back up into your esophagus. If your weight is healthy, work to maintain it. If you are overweight or obese, work to slowly lose weight — no more than 1 or 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week. Ask your doctor for help in devising a weight-loss strategy that will work for you. Avoid tight-fitting clothing. Clothes that fit tightly around your waist put pressure on your abdomen and the lower esophageal sphincter. Avoid foods and drinks that trigger heartburn. Everyone has specific triggers. Common triggers such as fatty or fried foods, tomato sauce, alcohol, chocolate, mint, garlic, onion, and caffeine may make heartburn worse. Avoid foods you know will trigger your heartburn. Eat smaller meals. Avoid overeating by eating smaller meals. Don't lie down after a meal. Wait at least three hours after eating before lying down or going to bed. Elevate the head of your bed. If you regularly experience heartburn at night or while trying to sleep, put gravity to work for you. Place wood or cement blocks under the feet of your bed so that the head end is raised by six to nine inches. If it's not possible to elevate your bed, you can insert a wedge between your mattress and box spring to elevate your body from the waist up. Wedges are available at drugstores and medical supply stores. Raising your head with additional pillows is not effective. Don't smoke. Smoking decreases the lower esophageal sphincter's ability to function properly I know we doctors have let you down. Believe me your symptoms are genuine and real, it is just that we doctors simply do not explain. If you have any question for me please free to ask I will be most happy to answer. Good Luck.
With best wishes.
Dr Anil Grover,
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)
http://www/ WWW.WWWW.WW
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