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A 49-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of high systolic blood pressure?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Age , obesity : Genetics, high salt intake or excessive alcohol for starters.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why is my systolic blood pressure often high?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Hypertension?: You may have htn. See your physician & get evaluated.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nothing special: This is common as you age. It is treated the same and complications are the same as high BP of other types.
A 21-year-old female asked:

Is a systolic blood pressure in the 120's and 130's considered too high?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
Not too high: American Heart Association(AHA) Guidelines Systolic Diastolic Normal 160 >100 Stage3 >180 >110
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I lower my systolic blood pressure?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Meds, lifestyle: You can lower blood pressure with the use of medications. However, lowering blood pressure is also possible with regular exercise and a healthy diet that promotes weight loss. Decreased salt intake it important as well. Searching for the dash diet will give you good plan for dietary changes.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How should you measure systolic blood pressure?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
First sound : The best way to meausre BP is to use a manual BP cuff. The systolic BP is the first sound heard via a stethescope as you slowly release pressure on the occluded vessel.

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