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my blood pressure is low

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Mine runs low also, and I'm overweight. When I go to the doctor they always check it twice, and sometime make me walk around and then check it again. I was told not to worry about it if I'm not having problems, and I'm not. Are you having back side effects? How low is it?

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Butch - do you stay hydrated? Dehydration can cause lower BP.

Do you ever have numbness/tingling in your arms/hands? That could be an indication of restricted circulation to your arms. I have that from wearing the body armor in Iraq. It's called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Then again, maybe it's just normal for you. Is this something that has changed recently?

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any medical folks here to help?
bored at the walgreen BP checker?


jk,


do you get headaches often?

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bored at the walgreen BP checker?


jk,


do you get headaches often?
I do, it's common with low BP.

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I don't mind the headaches as much as those damn voices. They just won't stop!

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I don't mind the headaches as much as those damn voices...


if the voices are telling you to keep hydrated and eat alot of fresh fruits, then listen to them

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The voices tell him to put down the salt, that's how his BP got so low, he listened.

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or maybe the voices said to use sea salt instead

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Butch, Julie has had low BP for years. Its not as bad as high BP, but has its own set of problems. Typically causes dizziness when you stand up too fast etc. Is it so low they are considering medication?

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well usually I can predict my pressure at 117/77....my BP

Last night I was experiencing some weird blood sensations in my forearms. If I put my arms above my heart, I could see and feel the blood moving to my chest. When I put my arms below my heart, I could see and feel the blood rushing into my arms. Great big veins popping out.
So the wife, who suffers from high BP, got out her machine and we checked.
Dang, it was 88/59!

This morning I checked and back to almost normal...105/72...
And the movement of blood in my arms has subsided some.

Thanks for all the replies....I'll just keep check on it now.....more vitamin water too....always worked well at the track for me.

(funny thing I found researching on the web.....low BP may require more salt!)

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Butch - do you stay hydrated? Dehydration can cause lower BP.

Do you ever have numbness/tingling in your arms/hands? That could be an indication of restricted circulation to your arms. I have that from wearing the body armor in Iraq. It's called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Then again, maybe it's just normal for you. Is this something that has changed recently?
Funny you should ask.
I already had my "numbness/tingling" in my fingers diagnosed as limited nerve signals to both ring fingers and pinkies.......22% according to the EMG tests
They wanted to do a surgery to move the ulna nerves out of the canal in my elbow and move them to the inside of the elbow..."funny bone nerve"
They only offered a 50:50 chance of success....So I said no.
Plus the orthopedic was an ass.....
This is what prompted me to give up the bike.

CCS race official
sold the track bike
too slow to ride

"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
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bored at the walgreen BP checker?


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do you get headaches often?
very rare for me.....unless I contribute too much to Bud stock

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hey butch, i know a little about medical things. a little thing can be a dangerous thing.

we cant measure central blood pressure easily which is the pressure in the big pipe where the blood leaves the heart (called the aorta) so we measure it downstream in the pipe as it branches off in the arms at the elbow = brachial artery blood pressure is the easiest and the conventional place to measure bp. so normal is less than 120/80 though we dont treat unless it is over 140/90 in most patients.

HIGH blood pressure injures arteries as psi exceeds the tensile strength of the arterial piping. low blood pressure does not damage the pipes so we dont worry about this unless you have symptoms where you lack adequate pressure in your circulatory system to get adequate blood flow to body parts. most importantly the brain as this is the highest point against gravity that the heart as a pump has to pump it up to = lightheadedness especially upon standing as has been said.

you sound like you have isolated drops in bp only in your arms to me brought on my positional change of your arms and this is likely due to crimping of the artery as it passes through the shoulder therefore decreasing blood flow and pressure in the arms when you raise your arms. this is called thoracic outlet syndrome...which has also been said. there is a hole in the shoulder socket area where the arterial pvc piping and the electrical conduit/nerves pass through. if this hole gets smaller when you raise your arms the artery/nerve get caught in the hole and traction is placed on them kinking them off which can cause nerve symptoms in the arms (numbness/pain) and/or lack of circulation. the veins are lower pressure blood vessels and you're hitting a sweet spot where you're not cutting off as much arterial circulation INTO the arm vs cutting off more of the venous circulation coming OUT of the arm. more blood in vs less blood out = backup/congestion of trapped blood in the veins in your arm and veins then distend.

all in all, thoracic outlet syndrome is no big deal unless the symptoms are bothering you enough to address them. in most of these cases physical therapy helps.
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hey butch, i know a little about medical things. a little thing can be a dangerous thing.

we cant measure central blood pressure easily which is the pressure in the big pipe where the blood leaves the heart (called the aorta) so we measure it downstream in the pipe as it branches off in the arms at the elbow = brachial artery blood pressure is the easiest and the conventional place to measure bp. so normal is less than 120/80 though we dont treat unless it is over 140/90 in most patients.

HIGH blood pressure injures arteries as psi exceeds the tensile strength of the arterial piping. low blood pressure does not damage the pipes so we dont worry about this unless you have symptoms where you lack adequate pressure in your circulatory system to get adequate blood flow to body parts. most importantly the brain as this is the highest point against gravity that the heart as a pump has to pump it up to = lightheadedness especially upon standing as has been said.

you sound like you have isolated drops in bp only in your arms to me brought on my positional change of your arms and this is likely due to crimping of the artery as it passes through the shoulder therefore decreasing blood flow and pressure in the arms when you raise your arms. this is called thoracic outlet syndrome...which has also been said. there is a hole in the shoulder socket area where the arterial pvc piping and the electrical conduit/nerves pass through. if this hole gets smaller when you raise your arms the artery/nerve get caught in the hole and traction is placed on them kinking them off which can cause nerve symptoms in the arms (numbness/pain) and/or lack of circulation. the veins are lower pressure blood vessels and you're hitting a sweet spot where you're not cutting off as much arterial circulation INTO the arm vs cutting off more of the venous circulation coming OUT of the arm. more blood in vs less blood out = backup/congestion of trapped blood in the veins in your arm and veins then distend.

all in all, thoracic outlet syndrome is no big deal unless the symptoms are bothering you enough to address them. in most of these cases physical therapy helps.
Thanks, I actually understand exactly what you said.
The last 2 years, since I retired, I've been doing a lot of physical work compared to when I was employed. Lots of building of very large livestock shipping crates. 10' x 8' x8' and many times multiple levels and door sections to separate the boars from the sows.
In addition, I've been wrenching quite a bit, which has helped the hands.
I'm guessing here, but yesterday was the first day this season I was sweating heavily at work. Seems to me, I may have simply been dehydrated.
I didn't drink anything all day and then had a beer or 2 after work.

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Thanks, I actually understand exactly what you said.
The last 2 years, since I retired, I've been doing a lot of physical work compared to when I was employed. Lots of building of very large livestock shipping crates. 10' x 8' x8' and many times multiple levels and door sections to separate the boars from the sows.
In addition, I've been wrenching quite a bit, which has helped the hands.
I'm guessing here, but yesterday was the first day this season I was sweating heavily at work. Seems to me, I may have simply been dehydrated.
I didn't drink anything all day and then had a beer or 2 after work.
that makes sense. mebbe a combination of arm positioning that kinked off the circulation temporarily and also less fluid/blood in the piping system 2/2 dehydration. all in all no worries.

course you could just stop checking your blood pressure...that should solve this completely
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that makes sense. mebbe a combination of arm positioning that kinked off the circulation temporarily and also less fluid/blood in the piping system 2/2 dehydration. all in all no worries.

course you could just stop checking your blood pressure...that should solve this completely
I'm sure it was putting the carb back in a Honda Rancher 350 ATV that was the problem......F'ing pain in the a$$......

Are these things supposed to have nests tucked under the front body panel?

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