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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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 130/74 a good blood pressure?

Is 130/74 a good blood pressure?

Good: This is good for middle size and big person. For small size person better to have 120/74. If your measurements done in doctor office, this is good. ...Read more

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Is my blood pressure too low, 86/54?

Is my blood pressure too low, 86/54?

A little, but..: This particular blood pressure reading would be considered lower than average for your age, but I am curious as to the situation surrounding the measurement. Have you felt dizziness, lightheadedness, and feeling like you are going to or actually passing out? A lot of blood loss? Also had you been drinking enough fluids? Some meds can cause this. Get checked if have you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is 130 over 96 blood pressure normal?

Is 130 over 96 blood pressure normal?

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

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Blood pressure was 130/67 is this bad?

Blood pressure was 130/67 is this bad?

Normal: Normal BP for a younger persons is an average of less than 140/90. Your BP is perfect. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 86/41. Is this dangerous?

Blood pressure 86/41. Is this dangerous?

It depends...: Numbers are just numbers... and mean little without context (without knowing the big picture). 86/41 is normal for younger children. It is too low for a person who gets lightheaded from low blood pressure. It is too low for adults. Whether it's dangerous depends on what the person's usual blood pressure is, how fast the pressure changes happened, and whether there are symptoms or past disorders. ...Read more

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My blood pressure now is back to 130/90?

My blood pressure now is back to 130/90?

That's a good BP: Your blood pressure of 130/90 is good, however the upper reading or systolic BP of 130 is ideal, the lower reading or the diastolic BP of 90 could be somewhat lower especially if you have diabetes than this reading should have been 80 or lower. ...Read more

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Today I recheck my blood pressure and it is179/86?

Hypertension: This represents htn. Talk to your physician and get appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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130/93 blood pressure. I am 33 yrs. Old is this normal.?

130/93 blood pressure. I am 33 yrs. Old is this normal.?

Bp: First and most important is diet, exercise and loose weight if overweight. Would not medically treat for now. Follow with BP device at home before bkfast and dinner. Family history of BP elevation at young age? Decrease sodium intake to 1.5 g poq day. ...Read more

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What to do if you got 130/90 blood pressure and 65yrs old.

What to do if you got 130/90 blood pressure and 65yrs old.

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

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Need help. Is 130/95 a good sign of the blood pressure going down?

Need help. Is 130/95 a good sign of the blood pressure going down?

Give more info: Do you have hypertension and are you taking medication? The blood pressure numbers indicate diastolic hypertension, the bottom (diastolic) number should be 85 or below. The systolic is within normal range. ...Read more

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My blood pressure shoots up to 160/130 randomly. What can cause this?

My blood pressure shoots up to 160/130 randomly. What can cause this?

Need evaluation: Random fluctuation as are signs of possible pheochromocytoma, a hormone producing tumor need lab evaluation for urinary metanephrines nd vma evaluauioon also check for renal vacular hypertension. ...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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I check my blood pressure 3 times today and I got 125/80, 130/75, 137/80?

See below: 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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure readng of 130 over 103 normal for a 38-year-old female?

Is a blood pressure readng of 130 over 103 normal for a 38-year-old female?

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

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My Blood pressure this morning is 90.5/130. Should I worry? Any advice or help please?

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

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Would your blood pressure be higher than 130/80 if you had a pheomacytoma attack/crisis?

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

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What causes you dia on your blood pressure to be slighty high mine is staying around 86?

What causes you dia on your blood pressure to be slighty high mine is staying around 86?

High diastolic BP: At your age, it should not be that much unless you have a very sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol of high salt intake and a family history. Smoking and certain street drugs also raise your blood pressure. If it is accompanied by a high systolic bp, you need to consult a physician for proper evaluation and treatments. Sometimes, regular exercise may be enough to lower your blood pressure to norm. ...Read more

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My blood pressure was lower after I stopped taking pressure medicine. Why? Is 130/77 for 73old female

Good: That's a good reading. Sometimes blood pressure is higher in the doctors office and treatment shouldn't be based on one reading. Check in morning and evening for a few weeks, write down your readings, and bring in to your doctor to review and discuss any treatment if needed. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been staying at around 130/70. I'm only 21. Is this too high and what should I do?

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

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Dear dr my age is 29 and my blood pressure level always high upto 130/95, what is your kind advice for me?

Blood pressure: You should be on a salt controlled diet like the dash diet and on a regular exercise program. If the BP continues to rise, then pharmacologic treatment would be indicated addditionally. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and for the past 4 weeks I have been experiencing blood pressure of 130-150/85-100, is this concerning?

Yes: Try limiting / removing caffeine, nicotine, added salt, and any other stimulants from your diet for 1-2 weeks and keep checking / writing down your bps. If still that high, take before/after list to your dr, as may require BP medication even though young. ...Read more