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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I have high normal blood pressure, would i pass a medical to skydive?

I have high normal blood pressure, would i pass a medical to skydive?

No such thing: Jnc7 guidelines are very clear reagarding normal and elevated blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is 140/90 mmhg (130/80 for diabetes). 139/89 mmhg is normal and wouldn't prevent jump. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure make you pass out?

Can high blood pressure make you pass out?

generally no: You can never say "never" but to pass out (become comatose), you would have to have a true severe hypertensive crisis - we're talking > 240/>140 as a ballpark estimate. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure make you pass out or is that a tia?

Can high blood pressure make you pass out or is that a tia?

No: Passing out is a symptom with many possible causes. Neither high blood pressure nor TIA are causes. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/98 i get hot dizzy and pass out then its 90/87 help?

My blood pressure  is 112/98 i get hot dizzy and pass out then its 90/87 help?

MONITOR OK?: A blood pressure of 112/98 and 90/87 would be quite unusual. I would check your monitor to make sure it's accurate. Then check your blood pressure sitting and standing to see if it drops abnormally and makes you lightheaded. If so, avoid standing up too quickly. ...Read more