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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Blood pressure: The latest report says that 150/80 is considered normal.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Variable...: Blood pressure increases with age, but normal is universally considered to be 120/80.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience in Cardiology
135/85: For a non-diabetic adult the BP should be <135/85. 110-130/60-80 is a perfect range.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
D&amp;E: Follow a healthy diet, stay normal weight. Exercise regularly. Choose the right parents. If you get high blood pressure anyway, take the medicines tha ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Many times, you can have normal blood pressure with pulmonary hypertension. But, in the latest stages of pulmonary hypertension, the blood pressure ca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Yes: But there would be another cause such as atherosclerotic narrowing of the carotid arteries, cardiac emboli, vasculitis, drug abuse, severe migraines, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart attack: Yes you can, hypertension isn't required to have a blood vessel occlude.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Always a risk: If BP is sky-high, such as malignant hypertension, risk of brain hemorrhage is high, but even modest chronic elevation can increase risk for stroke an ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Arrhythmia can be unrelated to BP
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Stroke can happen to person with normal inr. The common risk factors for stroke includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, abnormal hear ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Other causes also: Besides high blood pressure, other factors in causing vascular problems are high blood fats(cholesterol), smoking , diabetes and overweight. If you ar ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood pressure: BP is not a constant. It varies throughout the day. Stressful conditions during the day could cause 'spikes' in otherwise normal pressure.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Variations: Hypertension is a very frequent cause of stroke or heart problems, but not the only one, as elevations of cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine, gl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
22 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: While heart disease and arterial disease are strongly related, heart rate and blood pressure alone are not necessarily related. A history of angina o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes, rarely: It is called hypertensive encephalopathy. Symptoms include headache, restlessness, nausea, disturbances of consciousness, seizures, retinal hemorrhage ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience in Neurology
No specific number: "high" blood pressure can cause a stroke, but it is very variable to the individual. Certainly the risk is higher as the BP increases. There are als ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: As long as it is fairly well-controlled at the time of the procedure with medications taken at home.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Hypertension: 125 systolic is within a normal range.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Normal or high: In terms of a severe closed injury, low blood pressure is correlated with a poorer outcome. With milder forms of head injury, it is less significant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
Sure: Though that said, the most common cause of low BP in patients previously with high BP is meds. That said, as the arteries get stiffer, it's easier to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Of course!: Although at higher risk for preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, most pregnancies of hypertensive women result in healthy mother-baby pairs at n ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The condition you note is quite variable as to cause, concerning regional obstruction, cardiac output, temperature sensitivity, etc. Blood pressure a ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
If very anxious: You might benefit from anxiolytics.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood draw: The sting of blood withdrawal of a small amount may cause pressure to briefly go up. To lower BP would require a vasodepressor response to the blood d ... Read More

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