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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Blood Pressure (Overview)

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 in between heart beats.


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What is a healthy blood pressure range?

What is a healthy blood pressure range?

Varies: There's no one size fits all in medicine , but as a general rule blood pressures with systolic (top) of less than 130 and bottom less than 80 ( diastolic) is considered acceptable. Some recommend 110 over70 as ideal. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
2 doctors shared insights

Blood Pressure (Overview)

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 in between heart beats.


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When doing blood pressure what is meant by systolic and diastolic?

When doing blood pressure what is meant by systolic and diastolic?

Top and bottom BP: Systolic pressure is the peak blood pressure generated by the heart when it contracts, assuming no outflow obstruction, in which case it's still the highest BP sen blythe circulation. Diastolic pressure is the lowest BP recorded as the heart "relaxes" (not really), as supported by the aortic valve. Cardiac risk of future events increased by higher levels of both numbers. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Watch your blood pressure carefully, high blood pressure can be a sign of serious issues. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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How soon could you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

How soon could you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

Exercise and BP: You may see changes in a few weeks after starting exercise and these will continue and may increase over time, but it needs to be aerobic exercise done for 20 to 30 minutes minimum. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

Diet for BP: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding salt to food. Eat extra potassium. Avoid high-fat meats. Take supplements of calcium and magnesium, and coenzyme q is worth a try. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Keep blood pressure under control. Follow doctor's orders carefully. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?

What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?

Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read more

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What are the medication that are used to treat low blood pressure?

What are the medication that are used to treat low blood pressure?

Several: There are many ways to treat hypotension. First is salt repletion, either through salt rich drinks such as Gatorade, etc. Other options include increasing salt in the diet or even taking salt pills. There are adrenal hormones that can cause salt retention thus achieving the same goal, namely fludrocortisone (Flurinef). A newer agent (been out on the market several years) is midodrine. ...Read more