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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What is the optimal range for blood pressure levels?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What is the optimal range for blood pressure levels?

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

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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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Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

It Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on age, gender, and height percentiles. For a full chart, check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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What are high blood pressure levels?

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 more

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What is a normal blood pressure level for a school-aged child?

What is a normal blood pressure level for a school-aged child?

NORMAL BP: Children usually have 90/60 as normal bp.If other than that check with your md. ...Read more

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Can enchondroma be related to high blood pressure levels?

Not related: Enchondroma is one type of benign (noncancerous) cartilage tumor that appears on the inside of the bone. These tumors usually begin and grow in childhood, then stop growing but remain present throughout adulthood. They are not related to high blood pressure. ...Read more