Thursday, March 23, 2017

Testing for High Blood Pressure

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To measure your blood pressure, your doctor or nurse will use some type of a gauge, a stethoscope (or electronic sensor), and a blood pressure cuff. Most often, you will sit or lie down with the cuff around your arm as your doctor or nurse checks your blood pressure. If he or she doesn't tell you what your blood pressure numbers are, you should ask.

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For the past several years, cardiologists have been beating the drum for lower blood pressure.  We have all seen the studies and/or articles that have challenged the notion that the old cut-off of 140/90mmHg is too high for diagnosing high blood pressure.  The medical community even went so far as to coin the new term "pre-hypertension" to…

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Tara Aschenbrenner, RN, Health Guide, answered Teenager with high pulse rate? Though I can't diagnose or prescribe treatment without an exam, I can tell you that a…


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Shauna C Hill RD LD, Health Pro, answered Why is it important to measure the… Hi diddlstjs,   Heart rate and blood pressure are related but…


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Shauna C Hill RD LD, Health Pro, answered What is the normal heartbeat and blood… Hi Tennielle,   Your physician will base his plan of care…


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