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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
140/90: 140/90.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
No: When a patient's BP is always elevated at the docs office but normal otherwise we call that white coat hypertension. Studies have shown if that's th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dan ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Blood Pressure: Best blood pressure is systolic less than 120 (top number) and diastolic blood pressure less tan 80 (bottom number).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
The silent killer: Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis. It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrilla ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
This : This is not borderline, this is high. You should be on medication. Follow up with your doctor to begin treatment and have blood tests and an ekg done ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: (You shouldn't measure your BP during exercise.) It's normal and healthy for it to rise with physical activity. High blood pressure is defined as an e ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
High: His blood pressure is on the high side, specifically the diastolic or the lower value. I suspect he has also symptoms and that will be grounds to seek ... Read More
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Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Medication: She needs to take her meds as prescribed. The blood pressure meds are not typically prescribed to be used intermittently. These meds are to be take ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
BP GOALS: BP GOALS. In the US A LARGE trial in certain older patients and those who were treated to <120 did better than those treated to 140.
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