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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

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


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Is 140/91 high for blood pressure?

Is 140/91 high for blood pressure?

Yes: Simple answer is, yes. That's not a value that's off the charts high. .. But you definitely want to have it evaluated soon. There was a landmark study published awhile back that showed that men with normal BP (<120/80) lived roughly 7.2 years longer than men with high blood pressure. Hope that helps & Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 120/90 high?

Is a blood pressure of 120/90 high?

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 more

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Is 167 over 100 high for blood pressure?

Is 167 over 100 high for blood pressure?

Yes: Persistent BP over 150 systolic and/or 90 diastolic needs to be treated with lifestyle changes and/or medicines if necessary. Remember that your blood pressure elevation is unlikely to cause any symptoms. Get it rechecked and monitored regularly. ...Read more

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Is 142/89 blood pressure considered high?

Is 142/89 blood pressure considered high?

Multiple readings: Single reading is not enough. 2-3 readings taken a week or few days apart will confirm high BP. Yes the number you wrote is high. Normal is below 120/80 if it was for your age.stress., caffeine, meth, energy drinks can sometimes cause high BP. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 147/87 really high?

Is a blood pressure of 147/87 really high?

Modestly elevated: The upper limit of normal is 135 systolic with above 140 being abnormal. 85-90 diastolic is borderline elevated. Above 90 is abnormal. Treatment may include diet, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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What causes your to blood pressure to be high?

BP: Blood pressure is a function of cardiac output and peripheral resistance. For chronic hypertension with normal cardiac output, the. Resistance is generally abnormally high. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure number is considered high?

Which blood pressure number is considered high?

120/80: Hypertnsion falls into four general categories: normal 120/80, prehypertension with BP from 120 to 139 mm hg or a diastolic pressure from 80 to 89 mm hg. Prehypertension tends to get worse over time, stage 1 from 140 to 159 mm hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 90 to 99 mm hg and stage 2 hypertension is a systolic pressure of 160 mm hg or higher or a diastolic pressure of 100 or higher. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 93-66. Is that high or low or ok?

Normal: This is a normal blood pressure in a young person (or a healthy older person too for that matter) a normal pressure is 120/80 or lower.
The top number is created when the heart beats or pushes forward. Your systolic is 93.
The bottom number is called diastolic. Your diastolic is 66. The diastolic number is when the heart rests in between beats. 93/66 looks fine. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 170 over 92 high for blood pressure?

Need help. Is 170 over 92 high for blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure was 133 over 95. How high is that?

Depends on History: "normal" blood pressure is estimated at 120/80. A blood pressure of 133/95 is not necessarily that high, but its severity depends on any preexisting medical conditions you may have. Diabetic patients or those with a history of heart conditions, for example, usually have a higher baseline blood pressure than people without any medical history. ...Read more

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How high should my blood pressure avg during the day?

How high should my blood pressure avg during the day?

Blood pressure: Hypertension is defined as 140/90. Blood pressure will fluctuate all day long but below 140/90 does not require any treatment. ...Read more

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After my workout why my blood pressure up very high.?

After my workout why my blood pressure up very high.?

May be normal: Elevated blood pressure after exercise is the normal physiologic response to exercise. The top number (systolic) especially rises, and the bottom (diastolic) number tends to actually get lower with better conditioning. The better condition one is in, the faster the BP returns to normal, and the baseline BP tends to be lower. Rarely, the BP response may be excessively elevated and dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how high can human blood pressure go?

I don't know: But, as a cardiologist in practice for >35 years, I personally can't remember seeing a systolic pressure >240. I'll bet other docs on this website will be able to add their own experiences which may include more extreme measurements. ...Read more

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Can a pintch nerve cause your blood pressure to be high?

Yes: The pain from a pinched nerve or any other pain in the body can cause your blood pressure to rise. When you experience pain, the body will increase the number of stress hormones, including adrenaline, and this can increase your blood pressure. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

Depends on degree: Mild or moderate changes in blood pressure will usually not produce any symptoms. However, more significant (or sudden) changes in BP may produce symptoms. Low BP may produce dizziness, weakness or malaise, sometimes with blurry or spotty vision, shakiness or even nausea. Conversely, high BP may produce headache or pulsatilla pressure, sometimes with blurry vision or nausea. ...Read more

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What to do if my blood pressure very very very high. Only 22?

What to do if my blood pressure very very very high. Only 22?

Testing ; treatment: At 22, there is likely to an underlying cause. This person needs to be evaluated. Renal disease, adrenal disease, coarctation, cushings disease, and rarely pheochromocytoma all need to be excluded. Treatment and control are critical. I suggest they should be seen very very very soon. ...Read more

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Blood pressure still high with medications after 5 years. Why?

Blood pressure still high with medications after 5 years. Why?

BP: Generally we can control BP in significantly less time than that. You should discuss this problem with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

See details: How high is high? . It is still hypertension. The majority of patients have essential hypertension with the exact cause remaining unknown. There are several other causes. ...Read more

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How high can yr blood pressure be and still be in a safe range?

Varies: Alot depends on the chronic ity of the BP elevation. If acute, sudden rise in bp, there will often be associated symptoms of head ache, mental status changes, chest pain, or shortness of breath. If chronic exposure to high BP is present, then less symptoms are likely to be seen despite similarly high BP readings. ...Read more

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I checked my blood pressure yesterday and it was 149/86, is that high?

I checked my blood pressure yesterday and it was 149/86, is that high?

Hypertension: Yes. Your blood pressure of 149/86 is high. Any body who has upper no. Higher than 139, call systolicbp or lower no. Higher than 89 has diastolic hypertension, but single reading of 149/86, does not mean you have hypertension. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower my blood pressure as it is extremely high?

Can you tell me how to lower my blood pressure as it is extremely high?

Yes: Avoid salt, attain or at least move towards ideal body weight, and faithfully take any medicines that your doctor prescribes to lower your BP. Good luck - BP can always be controlled if you're motivated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the top number in your blood pressure to be high?

Numerous: Anxiety, exertion, underlying typical blood pressure, thyroid llevels,

any of these can elevate the systolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure for Male 36, 180lbs - 125/69 is this normal or a bit high?

Blood Pressure for Male 36, 180lbs - 125/69 is this normal or a bit high?

Its fine: No worries - as long as majority of the readings are below 130/80 and you don't have any exercise induced hypertension, should be ok. A stress echo is some times done as it can check the heart for any hypertensive changes and see what your blood pressure does at peak exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high can blood pressure go before you'd get concerned?

Can you tell me how high can blood pressure go before you'd get concerned?

Me personally?: Well, I start getting concerned when the BP is elevated so once it's averaging >140/90, I like to suggest treatment. It's not an emergency though until someone has symptoms (pulmonary edema, angina, encephalopathy). ...Read more

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My blood pressure is150 over 90 is that normalor high? What does that mean?

My blood pressure is150 over 90 is that normalor high? What does that mean?

Too high: Not an emergency but see your doc within the next few days. Many causes, some can be treated by diet, weight loss and exercise. Others will require med Rx. The rarer causes may actually be curable. ...Read more

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How high should my blood pressure be before I start considering medication?

High blood pressure: Mild elevations in blood pressure can often be corrected with diet and exercise. However any elevation can be harmful and decision to defer medical therapy should be done on individual basis with your physician. In general systolic blood pressure above 160 mandates drug therapy along with exercise and diet. ...Read more

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What is the high side of blood pressure that you would require medicine for?

Hypertension: Is defined as equal to or greater than 140 on the top number were equal to or greater than 90 on the bottom number. High blood pressure is usually silent without any symptoms. Occasionally people to know they have high blood pressure with vague symptoms of headache or pressure. The reason we treat it is to prevent complications including heart attacks strokes heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure are very high, especially the small one, what should I do?

Get evaluated: High blood pressure can be situational, i.e., present under stressful circumstances, but otherwise ok. It may also be persistent, & of variable severity. There may be mitigating circumstances that can worsen the BP & reduce the BP if controlled. The point is that there are many variables impacting your BP & it is prudent to talk to your doctor to sort out causes and treatment options, if needed. ...Read more

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Blood pressure a little high today. Right on the border of normal. What to do?

Professional help: Without knowing what you mean by a little high or what you consider to be "normal" it is difficult to provide you with accurate assistance. Taken at face value however it is not normal for a 25 year old woman to have high blood pressure. See a health care professional for evaluation and advice concerning your actual or risk for hypertension as well as tips for managing it. ...Read more