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Abnormal Blood Pressure Range
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
Both are bad: Docs used to think that a high number was normal with age, research found a higher risk for stroke with higher upper number than lower number if either number or both are high, there is risk for heart attack and stroke, and both need treatment. Risk starts to climb at 125/75, not 140/90. Blood pressure over 130/85 needs to be treated first with lifestyle changes, then medication if fails. ...Read more
What is the abnormal blood pressure for teenage? My blood pressure when the last time i saw is 145/82 is it normal for me 17 yrs old male
Diagnosing high BP: One high blood pressure measurement does not mean you have hypertension. Relax, and check it again when you are feeling comfortable and have been sitting quietly for at least 5 minutes. If the blood pressure is consistently elevated in a young person, testing for causes of "secondary hypertension" is indicated. ...Read more
Many reasons.: The drugs used: diuretics and beta blockers, etc. But remember, if you have other co-morbid conditions such as cholesterol issues, or diabetes, you may have vascular disease as well. Also, obesity in men converts testosterone to 17-b-estradiol, an estrogen. This is not good for libido. Remember, obesity can lead to all the above, and treatment can worsen it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is considered high blood pressure? Mine normally ranges from 125/145 over 78-97. 24 yo, female, secondary activity.
Blood pressure: Presently true hypertension is defined as several blood pressures above the range of 140 mmHg(top/systolic) and above 90 mmHg(bottom/diastolic). Prehypertension, those who at risk for developing hypertension, is defined in the ranges of 120-139/80-89. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very low blood pressure with very annoying symptoms.. How do I get my blood pressure to a normal range?
Blood pressure: Increase salt and fluid intake, wear support panty hose and get your doctor involved, if those things don't help there are medications that can be tried. ...Read more
Depends : Depends of course on the type of ECG abnormality. Higher heart rates and lower BP often imply relative low volume in the bloodstream. Make sure you are hydrated. If you have a sense of racing heart (palpitations) and light headedness , you should see your doctor for another ecg, possibly an echo o check structure and function of heart. Increased adrenergic (adrenalin) tone can occur if anxious. ...Read more
Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more
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