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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 get blood pressure reading -what does it mean if the bottom number is low?

I get blood pressure reading -what does it mean if the bottom number is low?

Bottom number: Bottom number is always lower than the upper number.You need to tell us what the upper and lower numbers are.Than only we can answer your question. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/65 is that good i feel like my bottom number is too low?

My blood pressure is 112/65 is that good i feel like my bottom number is too low?

An excellent reading: An ideal blood pressure is 120/70 or less. While it is possible for a person to have too low a blood pressure, this rarely happens unless the patient is on too much medication to treat high blood pressure. A blood pressure of 130/80 or less is still fine. We usually start treatment for readings of 140/90 and higher. In short, your reading is great. Don't touch a thing. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a lil high top number and a lil low bottom number in blood pressure ? What is normal range?

What does it mean to have a lil high top number and a lil low bottom number in blood pressure ? What is normal range?

How do you feel?: "low blood pressure" is a pop diagnosis . The numbers (top is highest it gets when the heart beats, bottom is lowest when the heart relaxes) need only be high enough to keep the blood flowing around your body. Stop worrying about "normal ranges" and ask the real question -- is your body working? ...Read more

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Blood pressure 149 over 60. Is the bottom number way too low? Or is lower better? Male 25 years old. 6 foot 3 inches and 320 pounds.

Blood pressure 149 over 60. Is the bottom number way too low? Or is lower better? Male 25 years old. 6 foot 3 inches and 320 pounds.

Need to repeat: If this is real you have a widening difference between top an bottom value should be 40 . May hve a problem with aortic valve. Need to see a md. ...Read more

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What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

See details: How high is high?. It is still hypertension. The majority of patients have essential hypertension with the exact cause remaining unknown. There are several other causes. ...Read more