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130 90 Blood Pressure
OK: If you R not on Blood pressure pills its OK for a random number. If you are on BP pills you may need them adjusted. Was this taken by machine or stethescope? Machines are notoriously inaccurate. They blow up until systolic is >200 & UR arm hurts & then surprised when numbers high. Smart doctors may discuss a difficult issue in your life & then test pressure, if normal it implies good control. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
My age is 40 and my blood pressure is 90/130 .Thish blood pressure is normal or not please inform me.How can reduce blood pressure.?
Actually: it is is 130/91. Goal at your age is 110/60. See 31 Wellness Protecting Numbers at www.thepmc.org HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
One time i tested my blood pressure, the result is 145/90, after 2months, i checked again and the result is 130/80, i want to know, do I have high blo?
High blood pressure: High blood pressure is diagnosed after 3 separate blood pressure reading > 140/90. Blood pressure varies every instant of the day, over time those with hypertension(HTN) are HTN the majority of the time. At this stage you are pre-HTN. Watch intake ( no added salt no salty foods, no TV dinners which are full of salt or canned foods . Monitor BP intermittently ( every 3-4 months). Don't worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it that the blood pressure taken first time at home is 150/90 & then in mins starts coming ok like 130.80,120.76.Why dosent it come ok 1st time?
Prehypertensive: By definition your readings classify as systolic prehypertension and diastolic borderline-mild hypertension. Initial strategy should be to monitor bp's in an ambulatory setting and keep a BP log for a few months. During that time focus on weight loss, salt reduction, reductions in alcohol intake, and regular exercise. Data suggests it likely that one day meds might be necessary but try first. ...Read more
It's possible!: Depends on the reason for your blood pressure elevation. However, there are several things you can do. Idealize your weight, aerobic exercise-such as brisk walking for about 40 minutes daily and reduction of sodium (salt) in your diet. In some cases, reduction in dietary carbohydrate results in some further reduction as well as weight reduction. This may result in up to 15% reduction. ...Read more
Blood pressure was 130/70 and two days later checked it and it was 147/90. The morning after that it was 132/80. Should i be worried?
Prehypertension: These signify prehypertension (defined as BP 130-140/80-90) for the most part. They might signify a need for close f/u--90% of prehypertensives ultimately require meds. The numbers might improve first with attention to weight loss as well as sodium/alcohol reduction and smoking cessation. These are good strategies to avoid or at least delay a need for meds. ...Read more
My blood pressure is usually 115/83 first reading in morning to evening, by late night it spikes to 130/90 after work, again 115/83 next day.worried?
Blood pressure: Hi ZahraT, this sounds like a normal fluctuation in blood pressure and is nothing to worry about. Our blood pressure can go up in times of stress(work), exercise, after eating, and at times when we walk into a doctors office (white coat syndrome). The fluctuation tells me the system is working just fine. ...Read more
Yes: You may want to talk with your physician about why you'd worry about this -- i think you recognize your concern is baseless. Scientific medicine with lots of measurements generates a lot of numbers, and these vary tremendously. High cholesterol and high blood pressure may be present without your realizing it, but most other labs are guides to interpreting symptoms and mean little if you feel well. ...Read more
Symptomless disease: High blood pressure (BP) is a disease where the pressure in your arteries is too high, where the systolic is >140 or the diastolic is >90 (see my colleague's answer for an explanation of systolic and diastolic.) ideally the BP should be <130/80. High BP often is without symptoms but needs treatment to prevent heart disease & stroke. Untreated high BP can also lead to kidney disease and impotence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more
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