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Blood Pressure Level
Less than 120/80: Normal blood pressure (BP) is less than 120/80 for all adults. While we don't treat most unless repeated BP greater than 140/90, we won't treat elderly (older than 60yo) until greater than 150/90 on 2 or more occasions. With that said, recent studies show no benefit to driving BP down below 120/80. Instead, taking enough meds to drop below 140/90 (or 150/90 if older) is fine. Don't forget lifestyl ...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
Is 120/90 a good blood pressure level for a 48 year old man? What does the 9 represent? Thank you.
Diastolic HTN: 120 is excellent. But the 90 needs to be worked on. It indicates that your diastolic blood pressure is high which means your heart is working against more pressure than it would like to. Minimize salt, try dash diet, exercise, lose weight, don't smoke, and avoid stress and you may be able to get it to around 80 millimeters of mercury where it should be. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Dear dr my age is 29 and my blood pressure level always high upto 130/95, what is your kind advice for me?
140/90 or greater: There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90. Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help a person with a blood pressure level of 200/150 and has been given lisinopril? Age 55 male weighs 250
This : This person should be emergently treated at the emergency room. If this is an accurate reading, it is very, very high. ...Read more
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