A 36-year-old female asked:
my bp is almost always 100/58 sometimes a tad lower or higher. all docs say it is "beautiful" and are envious. why is that? seems a bit low to me.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It's good!: Actually the lower the better, as long as it's not so low that you're falling over. They keep lowering the standards for what is considered high blood pressure over the years. So one day 120/80 may be high blood pressure! any thing above 120/80 actually raises eyebrows, so you don't want to be close. Low blood pressure might look more like 80/40.
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Hi, doc. My BP is 200 over 120, should I be worried? I am freaking as my doctor is on vacation. I want urgent answer please. I appreciate it..
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Very high-go to ER: Assuming your blood pressure readings are accurate, a blood pressure of 200/120 is very high. Go to the emergency room now if you doctor is not available.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Why my BP is a bit high when I get flu?
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Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Illness: Raises the adrenergic state and can affect blood pressure same as physical stress. Additionally, if you take o/c medications such as pseudophed the BP can be raised.
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Los Angeles, CA
A 48-year-old male asked:
My BP is 145/99 when waking, 130/88 after meds and 1 hr after breakfast, 115/74 at 2:00pm. Evening/night are within normal range. Is this normal?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Morning BP: Blood pressure readings may be higher in the morning because of sleep disorders like sleep apnea. Your body also has higher cortisol levels early in the morning and that may contribute to higher readings then. If you take medicine for hypertension, they may have worn off by the next morning. Talk it over with your doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
My BP is 88/45 is that normal?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Normal BP: If you are not having any symptoms, such as lightheadedness, tiredness, or palpitations, then it is probably normal for you. Younger, smaller people often have lower blood pressures than typical, but if they are not symptomatic, they are not a problem.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
My BP is 110/60, is this normal? Im 38 yrs old
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
YES: Optimal BP is less than or equal to 120/80.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2015
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