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Blood Pressure Push Ups
Why most often meassure the blood pressure while resting? My resting blood pressure is normal but 10 pushups it feels im gonna explode...
Exercise: The body goes through changes during an exercise to keep up with your body's increased need of oxygen. The heart pumps faster and stronger. Blood pressure goes up as well. This is a normal response to stress. That is why accurate blood pressure is measured in a steady and relaxed state. ...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
I thought diastolic blood pressure is the pulling of blood into the heart and systolic blood pressure is responsible for pushing it out. Am I right?
Not exactly: Your description of systolic is correct: it's the pressure generated by the contraction of the heart. But diastolic pressure, which is measured between heart beats when the heart is filling/not pumping reflects the integrity of the aortic valve and the elasticity of the arterial system, especially the aorta. ...Read more
Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more
I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e
Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more
Meds if over 140/90: Goal BP is under 120/80, and high BP is over 140/90. However, it also depends on whether you have underlying heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or prior TIA or strokes. In those more serious conditions we will have tighter control on bp. If you are using any stimulants like caffeine you should eliminate it. BP should be measured on 3 separate occasions in order to diagnose hypertension. ...Read more
Varies: There's no one size fits all in medicine, but as a general rule blood pressures with systolic (top) of less than 130 and bottom less than 80 (diastolic) is considered acceptable. Some recommend 110 over70 as ideal. ...Read more
Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...Read more