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120 over 90 blood pressure

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Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
The 90 is ...: Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or less. When your diastolic (the bottom number indicating the pressure when your heart is momentarily resting) ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Symptomless disease: High blood pressure (BP) is a disease where the pressure in your arteries is too high, where the systolic is >140 or the diastolic is >90 (see my coll ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
See below: The pressure inside the arteries is too high. The systolic pressure is that when the heart contracts and the diastolic is the pressure when the heart ... Read More
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Dr. HILLARY WOODSON GASKINS
24 years experience Family Medicine
Bottom # borderline: Top # is ok, bottom # is borderline. Try rechecking on 3 separate occassions at home with an arm cuff. If still high, limit salt intake, exercise 30 ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Normal: Those are normal numbers.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Is BP of 120/90 bad?: You blood pressure is fine. The top number, systolic bp, is more important than the lower number, diastolic bp. You are very young to have hbp. Ask yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Diastolic HTN: 120 is excellent. But the 90 needs to be worked on. It indicates that your diastolic blood pressure is high which means your heart is working against ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
32 years experience Cardiology
Lifestyle first : start with restricting dietary sodium intake to 2,000 mg per day. Next, begin a daily fitness program of aerobic exercise minimum 30-40 min daily. If ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood pressure: Everybody's blood pressure fluctuates widely. What's important are the average or usual numbers. Maybe just a little anxiety when you first take it. I ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Well..: At a minimum, your lower BP number is hanging out a little high. 90 is where the high blood pressure window starts. Google bmi calculator to look at t ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
High blood pressure: Don't check blood pressure after exercise. Wait at least 5min, sitting in chair w/feet on floor, before checking. Repeat twice more w/o getting up. Th ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Bp varies: Blood pressure does vary at different times of the day and is affected by emotions, certain foods or beverages,nicotine and activity level. Do any of ... Read More
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