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Measuring Blood Pressure
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Measuring blood pressure review

High BP may be caused by:
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Increased body weight
  • During exercise
  • Aging
  • Post menopause
  • Medications/drugs

High BP and respiratory rate may be caused by:

  • Exercise
  • Medications/drugs
  • Increased body weight
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Heart disease
Conditions or symptoms that require emergency medical treatment include:
  • Heart disease if symptomatic
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pain
  • Kidney disease if symptomatic
  • Dizziness leading to feeling of fainting
  • Lightheadedness leading to feeling of fainting

Conditions or symptoms that require medical referral include:

  • Medications/drugs
  • Stress
  • BP >180/110 mmHg
  • Increased body weight
  • Heart disease becoming more symptomatic
  • Kidney disease becoming more symptomatic
  • More frequent dizziness and lightheadedness
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