People of MeFi, I need some advice. Recently – the last week or so I've really noticed and started tracking it, but probably longer than that overall – I've noticed that my blood pressure and bpm have been acting a bit crazy. [more inside]
I'm confined to the house for a week because of an illness (not bp-related) so can't go to the friendly local bp machine at the pharmacy. I have a home blood pressure monitor, and suddenly it won't work. It starts to inflate and then just goes off. It's pretty new. Any clue on why this machine just stopped working? [more inside]
My blood type is "A. RH Positive" . I need to fill out a form that has the options A+, O+, B+, AB+, A-, O-, B-, AB- . Which one do I select. I looked on Wikipedia, but wow, blood is a complex subject. Appreciate your help.
YANMFD... I have a friend who, on Thursday, experienced sharp pains in his left side--he described the location as, "About an inch inside, directly aligned with my underarm". He felt it about 15 times over the course of the day and said it was "sharp and sudden" and caused him to wince and bend over. The next day, he woke up and there was blood in his right eye--not bloodshot, but blood, like a pool. It went away over the course of the day. He insists these things are not related and won't go to the doctor. As a result, I'm worried. Could these things be connected and what could they be? He's 44. [more inside]
Due to my condition and the medications I take, I have very regular full blood workups. I asked the phlebotomist yesterday how the samples are disposed of after testing is complete. She said they might be held for as long as two years, but wasn't certain. Which surprised me. I'm curious, what happens to all my blood samples? I'm in Australia as I'm sure there's liable to be country-specific variations.
How can I make the most of the blood test results I have just received? [more inside]
I'm curious about trying regular fasting for general health (not weight loss nor spiritual reasons) but I'm finding a lot of woo. [more inside]
How did you lower your blood pressure without medication? [more inside]
Resources for learning about blood pressure? [more inside]
Why does it look like a murder scene when I blow my nose? [more inside]
How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything? [more inside]
Blood pressure measurement in single digits? [more inside]
Blood donation question: how long does it take to fully recover from donating blood? Yesterday was the first time I've ever donated..some questions.... [more inside]
I recently heard that Pterocarpus marsupium extract can be beneficial for those of us with high blood sugar. Have you tried it yourself? Has it been helpful? Have you seen results? Any side effects?
Should non-hemophilic women with a mild factor VII deficiency have children? Are the risks too serious to chance child birth?
What herbs or vitamins or food will make more blood flow into my brain? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on how to improve my circulation. [more inside]
If a person were losing blood daily, just a little bit, how much would have to be lost daily for the person to feel it physically? How much would be lost for it to be dangerous? What supplements are useful in this situation? [more inside]
Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go? [more inside]
why am I (almost) blacking out? [more inside]
[Dental Filter] So, my gums are doing an awful lot of bleeding. It will be at least four months before I can go to the dentist. What can I do about this in the mean time? [more inside]
How best to shower with a bloodied up face? [more inside]
I'm giving blood today. I'm eating 1200 calories per day in an effort to lose a few pounds. Should I eat more to make up for the calories "burned" during donation?
I just found out my blood pressure is 160/100, and i'm only 21. I'm really scared, and I was told to stop putting salt on the foods I eat. Problem is, I don't add salt to things. I quit smoking today and I have been lapsing in my excersize but now I am out of excuses. Is this enough to reduce my blood pressure to a healthy level?