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Blood Pressure Chart For Women
Lower is better: With aging the elasticity of arteries (as all tissues) decreases resulting in a tendency to higher blood pressures. This is not desirable and higher pressures are not acceptable. It is still best if the blood pressure can be kept to 120/80 or even less. Until symptomatic, lower blood pressure usually is better. ...Read more
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
See below: The systolic blood pressure is considered elevated (at rest) if it's 140 mmHg or greater until age 59. At age 60, the systolic blood pressure is considered elevated of it is 150 mmHg or greater. There is no general average for patients who have hypertension, but you can trend your individual average blood pressure. ...Read more
Depends on age -race: Prevelnce of premenopausal wonen with hypertension is less than men .After age 55 they have similar to men with 30-40% in blacks and 20% in whites.After age 70 the prevalnce increases with up to 80-90% of the wonen having hypertension. Especially isolated systolic hypertension. ...Read more
Probably high: This is a difficult to answer question as more of your health history is needed such do you get an upset stomach from Aspirin or ibuprofen? Have you ever had an ulcer? Do you have macular degeneration? Do you bleed or bruise easily? For a good review of Aspirin usage see my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. ...Read more
Similar for under 70: In general, the blood pressure ranges are not different for patients over 70, although in the past, some thought so due to "hardening' of the arteries. Ideal BP - less than 120/80. "prehypertension" - less than 140/90. Patients with diabetes or other certain conditions may have slightly different goal ranges. I wish you well. ...Read more
U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Many Risks: Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems you should see your family practice physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational diabetic are less likely to have problems with fasting sugars as they are with postprandial (after meals) sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?
No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...Read more
Does methycobol injection raise blood pressure in a previously normal person with normal blood pressure reading?
No.: Methylcobol is Vitamin B-12. It does not cause high blood pressure. If you were very anemic from a Vit. B-12 deficiency, once that is corrected, you may now have high blood pressure which was not noticeable before. However, a one time elevated blood pressure does not mean you have hypertension, which is diagnosed by elevated blood pressures most of the time not just once in a while. ...Read more
What is optimization value of blood pressure for man .The age 49 .What update medicine to reduce blood pressure where my blood pressure about 150/95?
Blood pressure : Target close to 120/80, for medication talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Recent changes: In what is normal- age 77 with no symptoms 150/90 i believe-- see pcp. ...Read more
See below: Less than 140/90.Get a more detailed answer ›
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