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168 111 Blood Pressure
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
39 : 39 year old, 6â€™2â€™â€™, 320 pound male with( resting?) blood pressure of 168/111 and pulse of 88. Normal resting blood pressure range (age 35 to 39 years old): minimum systolic 111 & minimal diastolic 78; average systolic 123 and average diastolic 82; maximum systolic 135 and maximum diastolic 86. Body mass index was approximately 41.09 if weighed without clothing. A bmi of 40 or above is consistent with morbid obesity. Was the blood pressure repeated? Is this in the normal range for the BP readings this man gets? Was this a resting blood pressure? Were their other factors that raised blood pressure? Recommendation: see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?
Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more
I am 66. On Monday my blood pressure was 132/94 . On Friday it was 111/72. Is there an issue of concern here.
Not urgent: I will give you a general answer about blood pressure. Getting blood pressure and control helps prevent heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems. When you measure your blood pressure, make sure you are relaxed for more than 30 minutes and check it 3 times and you can use the lowest number. Remember to check with your pcp if you still have concerns ...Read more
I am a 46 women, w a couple extra pounds but do exercise 2-3 times a week. Recent blood pressure has been 184/111, 122/104 & 190/106. This is high?
High BP: Congratulations on getting regular exercise! Yes, those blood pressure reading are high and I would recommend you follow up with your doctor asap to discuss them and develop a plan for your continued fitness, health and wellness. If you are having associated headache, dizziness, chest pain/tightness, racing heart beat or shortness of breath then would recommend being seen in the emergency room. ...Read more
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more
Be on the look out: Overall your husband blood pressure isn't particularly concerning but it does somewhat matter what his baseline is, as some people have baseline very high blood pressures and these numbers could cause some problems(FYI that's rare). But his pulse is rapid. This is something that you may need to seek in person evaluation from his physician. Best of luck. ...Read more
Blood pressure is 111/101 what do I need to do. Does it make a difference if I just finish eating. ?
Hi ive been taking my blood pressure at home for the last 4 days and im getting anything from 168/103 to 145/98 im 40 weigh 65kgs height 165cm.
High blood pressure: Would go to a doctor/urgent care and have it checked as those numbers are elevated. Your BMI is in the normal range of 23.9. Do your parents have high blood pressure? We always recommends lowering salt intake and exercise ( even walking 3 times a day for 10 minutes helps) but at this point you should follow up with a dcotor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e
Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more
Im 33 years old and had my 4th baby 6 wks ago i weigh now 109kg and lately blood pressure is high the latest is 168/111 is this concerning?
Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer