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A 25-year-old female asked:

is it true that there are new guidelines for blood pressure?

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Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: More liberal guidelines. Look up jnc 8
Dr. Joaquin Siles
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Blood Pressure?: You better ask your Physician about new guidelines for blood pressure.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

What are dangerous levels for blood pressure?

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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Shock: High blood pressure causes problem by causing a little damage to your vessels each time your heart beats. It is this chronic damage that results in heart attacks strokes and kidney problems. Looking at what is a dangerous level is all about drama. A dangerous level is 85/50. It means you are in shock.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What is a normal range for blood pressure?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Has changed: When i started out, we said your age plus one hundred for the systolic. Then we said lower than 140/90. Studies have shown pretty much that the lower the better if you feel well so that even lower than 120/80 which is frequently quoted as the normal blood pressure might be preferred. If you have diabetes, even more important to be on the low side as kidney failure is delayed with tight BP control.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the normal ranges for blood pressure diast and systolic?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
Varies with age.sex: The easiest way to obtain the range of normal blood pressure for an adult is to google with words like "normal blood pressure".
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is a normal reading for blood pressure in the morning?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Below 140/85: Below 140/85.
A female asked:

Is 67/33 dangerous for blood pressure? What could happen if stays that way? Please let me know i cannot find out blood pressure info please explain what the numbers mean....

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If : If that blood pressure is accurate it is very low. If too large a blood pressure cuff was used, it can give you a blood pressure reading that seems very low, but is inaccurate. If your blood pressure is too low to keep blood pumping well in the body it can lead to lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, chest pain, a heart attack or inadequate elimination of waste by the kidneys. The the top number is called your systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. The beating heart contracts to push blood through your arteries. This force can be measured as your systolic blood pressure. The diastolic blood pressure is pressure in the arteries between beats of the heart. If you really have a blood pressure of 67/33 i think you need medical care. I recommend that you get your blood pressure tested by a medical person using a correct sized cuff. If you have low blood pressure and you feel sick - i would get medical help now.

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