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Blood Pressure 130 Over 82
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
Elevated Diastolic: The lowest blood pressure that is measured between consecutive heartbeats is known as diastolic blood pressure. The normal diastolic blood pressure is around 80 mm of hg. However, when this pressure increases by even 10 mm of hg, then it is known as diastolic hypertension. This type of hypertension can cause heart disease, like heart attacks, strokes, heart and kidney failure, etc. ...Read more
Variable: One never treats a number per se; but rather symptoms if any. A BP of 82/56 is certainly on the low side especially for a 44 year old male. However if you are of slight build that may be normal for you. If you are not lightheaded and well hydrated, basically asymptomatic with that number, no need to worry. If you are light headed, then you ought to seek medical attention. ...Read more
Blood pressure: 130/80 is normal for today or for 50 years. ...Read more
OK: If you R not on Blood pressure pills its OK for a random number. If you are on BP pills you may need them adjusted. Was this taken by machine or stethescope? Machines are notoriously inaccurate. They blow up until systolic is >200 & UR arm hurts & then surprised when numbers high. Smart doctors may discuss a difficult issue in your life & then test pressure, if normal it implies good control. ...Read more
Blood pressure is best taken first thing, before getting out of bed. Repeated readings on oneself may show rising blood pressure due to anxiety, exertion during the day and psyching yourself out. The first reading is likely to be the most accurate.
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No: While normal blood pressure (BP) is defined as less than 120/80, hypertension (high BP) depends upon age regardless of gender. Readings greater than 140/90 are considered high enough to warrant medication in those younger than 60yo. Latest guidelines suggest that we hold off treating elderly (older than 60yo) unless BP greater than 150/90. Check BP at home then bring cuff in for calibration w/PCP. ...Read more
Actually: It is is 130/91. Goal at your age is 110/60. See 31 Wellness Protecting Numbers at www. Thepmc. Org HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
Most likely: A pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands (originating in the chromaffin cells), or extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue that secretes high levels of catecholamines, usually noradrenaline (norepinephrine), and adrenaline (epinephrine) to a lesser extent, which are powerful "vaso-constrictors" and make the blood pressure very high. ...Read more
My blood pressure has been staying at around 130/70. I'm only 21. Is this too high and what should I do?
See your doctor: Jenna, high blood pressure, if untreated for years and decades, can lead to stroke and heart attack. That being said, many things could influnce a single blood pressure reading, or even a series of reading. See your doctor when you are feeling well, and they will sit you down and take an accurate reading. If it remains elevated, you may need to be treated. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Male 22 sat down blood pressure 132/82 hr 66 stood up 124/81 hr 77. Why did my BP drop, shouldn't it go up?
Equilibration: It seems when you stood up. Your BP dropped slightly, your hr went up. A proper response to drop in bp. Usually the body takes a minute to equilibrate the change in position and can normalize to an extent. People who are dehydrated like in fasting may not be able to do so completely. Some people actually can overshoot due to release of hormones. You're young and seems ok. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more
My blood pressure from 130/80, now is 125/80. How is that? I do boxing 3x a week. I am 24 yrs old, 175lbs, 5''5 height
Perfect.: Those are numbers to be proud of. ...Read more
Whenever I check my blood pressure it ranges from 110/50 to the 130's/80's is this a large fluctuation or is it normal?
BP fluctuation: Yes. It is normal fluctuation.Get a more detailed answer ›
How much can your blood pressure rise when you are sick? If I normally have a BP of 120/82 and it is 150/100 when I am sick, i'd that ok or no?
Pain often raises BP: But your doctor is in the best position to advise you to either treat or watch that changed pressure. ...Read more
My blood pressure has been ranging from 136 over 82-143 over 96 I have heard the lower is more of a concern than then the top. Should I be concerned?
Hypertension: Both numbers are important. The top number known as systolic blood pressure is very important and the major cause of premature heart disease. The bottom number which is known as diastolic pressure is also very important. Ideal blood pressure is having both numbers below normal range. An ideal blood pressure would be close to 120/80. ...Read more
I am 21 from last two weeks I have flactuation in my blood pressure. First it is 150/85 than it come in to 120/80. Now it in the series of 130/80.?
Blood pressure: Blood pressure varies depending upon time of day, activity & even position. It also varies depending upon what you've eaten & how much you've had to drink. It's also affected by nicotine use, etc. Check out http://goo. Gl/HA6c4t & http://goo. Gl/fAfv9z to learn how to measure your BP. Always rest at least 5-10min prior to checking. Ideally check at same time daily. If elevated, discuss w/FamilyDoc ...Read more
One time I tested my blood pressure, the result is 145/90, after 2months, I checked again and the result is 130/80, I want to know, do I have high blo?
High blood pressure: High blood pressure is diagnosed after 3 separate blood pressure reading > 140/90. Blood pressure varies every instant of the day, over time those with hypertension (HTN) are HTN the majority of the time. At this stage you are pre-HTN. Watch intake (no added salt no salty foods, no TV dinners which are full of salt or canned foods. Monitor BP intermittently (every 3-4 months). Don't worry. ...Read more
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