What is Blood Pressure?

Category: Procedures

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Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. It results from two forces, one is created by the heart as it pumps blood into the arteries and through the circulatory system. The other is the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 74 15
General health 45 19
Increase effect of another treatment 8 4
Low blood pressure 5 0
Orthostatic Postural Hypotension 4 0
Diagnostic assessment 3 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Blood Pressure

Side effect Patients
Bathroom visits 1
Orthostatic Postural Hypotension 1
Persistent cough 1
Sensitivity to sunlight 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Blood Pressure

Dosage Patients
daily 7
as needed 6
monthly 2
every other week 1
weekly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 27
Usually 8
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 35
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 24
Not specified 8
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7 patient evaluations for Blood Pressure

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toledogranny3
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toledogranny3
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
61 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jan 5, 2011 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 21, 2008 (Started Nov 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: do it at the same time every day
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
sista
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sista
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 12, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: my blood preasure has been low
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: always check your blood pressure'.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: take as prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: take when perscibed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: keep a eye on it
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: keep a eye on it
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: take as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: keep a eye on it
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 12, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: dayley
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
papaw perry
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papaw perry
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Apr 11, 2009 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor you're blood pressure and keep a log for you're doctor
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 15, 2008 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Take you're blood pressure regulaely and keep a log for you're physican
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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