A 37-year-old male asked about a 63-year-old female:
my mom age 63 years has a pulse rate of 133 and bp 98/55. should we rush her to emergency service or does it gets normal itself.
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Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: You son't say how your mother is feeling ( short of breath.? Weak? In pain?) The pulse rate is high, and the blood pressure relatively low, so it's best to take her for evaluation right away.
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A 91-year-old member asked:
My BP went very high because I went by ambulance to er. Should they have given me something first?
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Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: Stressful situations will often elevate blood pressures. If you are not having symptoms related to blood pressure elevation- such as headaches, cardiac pain or stroke symptoms : sometimes lowering the blood pressure can actually worsen the situation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What's the safest and most effective drug for lowering diastolic bp?
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
Difficult: Most HTN pts require at least 3 different drugs to control hypertension. The guidelines recommend to start with low dose diuretics but it is ok to use calcium channel blockers like amlodipine or beta blockers like metoprolol.( especially if they have coronary disease or atrial fibrillation). Acei's like Lisinopril are also good for CHF and in diabetics. Arbs:diovan or losartan have good profile.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
L have purchased infi digital BP monitoring system.What is the accuracy level compare to mercury monitoring system?
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Cardiology 31 years experience
Good: They are very accurate -- just make sure you change the batteries every so often --.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Hi...I'm 32 years old i'm 5' 10 and weigh 84 kgs. I recently checked my bp. Turns out my BP was 143 and 101 anything to be concerned about?...
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Family Medicine 23 years experience
Definitely: Your BP must be no more than 130 (top) and no more than 80 (bottom). 131-139 is prehypertention as well as 81 to 89. >140/90 is hypertension. Your #s are in the hypertensive range and must be addressed immediately. Losing some weight (initial goal is loss of ~7% of the current weight) will help. Reducing salt intake to less than 2.5 grams/day (1/2 of a teaspoon) will help. If no result in 3 months.
6084 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Sir my bp last 1 months 80/142 but today my bp increase 95/135 .what I do now?
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Internal Medicine 54 years experience
? treatment of BP: Record BP daily x 1 month.
Norma BP is 120/80
Life-style modification- diet & exercise x 6 months.
If high seek treatment.
310 viewsAnswered Jul 2, 2018
Last updated Jun 11, 2014
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