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what is systolic bp

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
See below: Systolic pressure(top number) is the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood. Diastolic pressure(bottomnumber) is the press ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes the higher is Sy: Yes the upper or higher reading is systolic BP and the lower reading is diastolic.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The systolic odd the higher number.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
BP: Systolic is higher.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, that is normal.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Lifestyle : Diet, exercise & weight loss.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Sorry : Need more specifics as it usually doesn't.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Benoit
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Controversial: Systolic BP is the maximum pressure in your arteries with a heart beat. Diastolic BP is resting pressure in your arteries between heart beats. Curre ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
2013 recommendations: "Adults aged 60 or older should only take blood pressure medication if their blood pressure exceeds 150/90". REF: http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-h ... Read More
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Persistent elevations in blood pressure require further evaluation and treatment. Make sure you decrease caffeine ( even sodas and esp energy drinks). ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure numbers are decreasing all the time. Good care for blood pressure would be reducing to a normal body weight, regular aerobic ex ... Read More
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