Blood pressure are affected by various factors. Few physical factors that affect the blood pressure are level with the heart, presence of gravity.
On sitting position, since the upper arm is in level with your heart, upper arm is widely used for blood pressure recording.
Another reason is that since blood pressure can be different, when measured in the upper or lower limb, for standardisation, uniformity and to prevent the biasis, upper limb is used for measuring blood pressure...
I am female, 57 years old, 5 6 and 220 lbs. taking medicine for high blood pressure and also for cholesterol. My upper right inside arm seems larger than the left arm and when i press on it - it does not hurt - but it feels more mushy than the left.
Black Male 51 years old, 6 1 303 Lbs Recently started getting muscle spasms (?) in his arms. Today, he started feeling it in his upper left side of his chest. I could actually feel it through his shirt - as if he was flexing his pecs .... could this be a pinched nerve? He indicated that it is not a pain however it is concerning. He has high blood pressure and diabetes.
why is my blood pressure reading higher in the doctor s office than at home? I use the arm cuff and also a wrist monitor. I get 159/74/65 and lower. The nurse and doctor s equipment show over 200/90/70. They want to put me on medication. I don t want to take pills. I exercise and eat using the DASH diet recommendations. I am a concerned senior over age 70.
I am on 3 15mg tabs. of morphine a day, & a 30mg that is er. at bed. I want to taper off of them, but do not have a lg. quantity left. My pain mgmt. dr. lost his license, & it will be I don t know how long before I can get a new one, & I want to make my supply last that I have left.
Hi I have a BP monitor at home . Right now my reading is 130/86. I have a Bicuspic valve. Today I have been put on a low dose of BP medication after my clinic measured my BP at 151/113. This was taken immediately on arrival at the clinic after walking from the car park and a rather stressfull car journey. Am I right to be concerned about the starting medication on this evidence? .. I have recently had my personel BP monitor calybrated ..AGE 50 thank you
My father has multiple myeloma. he s on his third month of the BiRD treatment right now with Revlmid, biaxin and dexamethazone. his BP has been low this week and tonight has dropped to 101/53. he s weak and can t keep his eyes open and has sever leg cramps. He s been fairly active since on the treatment since this particular regimen can cause blood clots. He s coherent and not dizzy at all. we can t get him to drink much, but we are thinking maybe the low bp is due to dehydration. we can t get ahold of his doctor or nurse right now. should we worry? is there anything we can do to make it come up?
My mother is not feeling well, woke up 3:00am with shakes, couple hours later, vomiting and diahrea...feeling very week...BP 30 min ago 95/54, just moments ago, 101/45...has been able to keep down some soup, couple crackers, diet 7up...my first worry is her BP...?
Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...
Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...