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My blood pressure reading was 125 over 63?

My blood pressure reading was 125 over 63?

Blood pressure: That is normal. There is always some mild variation. We consider high blood pressure when it is above 140/90 on 3 separate occasions. We worry about too low blood pressure in adults when

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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 have blood pressure readings showing 150?

I have blood pressure readings showing 150?

BP Goal 120/80: I will presume you are referring to the "top" value or systolic blood pressure (bp). If measured correctly, this is way too high for a 31yo male. Of course I don't know about any other medical problems you may have... The current definition of a "normal" BP is 120/80 or less... Have it checked out!

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What causes irregular blood pressure readings?

What causes irregular blood pressure readings?

Normal: You have to determine if the cuff you are using is accurate. You will rarely get the same BP readings with an automated cuff.

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How serious is a blood pressure reading of 82/56?

How serious is a blood pressure reading of 82/56?

Variable: One never treats a number per se; but rather symptoms if any. A BP of 82/56 is certainly on the low side especially for a 44 year old male. However if you are of slight build that may be normal for you. If you are not lightheaded and well hydrated, basically asymptomatic with that number, no need to worry. If you are light headed, then you ought to seek medical attention.

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Is my blood pressure normal at a reading of 97/71?

Is my blood pressure normal at a reading of 97/71?

BP: As long as you are not dizzy, lightheaded that BP is fine. I believe you are probably on anti hypertensive medications.

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Is a blood pressure reading of 96/64 a low reading?

Symptoms: Not if you have no symptoms most common would be dizziness or low energy.

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What blood pressure reading is considered too low?

What blood pressure reading is considered too low?

It depends: How low is too low depends on the person, but for most people anything below 90/60 is considered too low. Common symptoms of low BP are lightheadedness, vision change, unsteadiness, fatigue. If you are experiencing any of these, see your doctor for a proper evaluation.

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What is a dangerous blood pressure reading be in women?

What is a dangerous blood pressure reading be in women?

Depends: <135/85 is normal. Any BP elevation that causes angina, heart failure, or encephalopathy is dangerous. Usually one only sees that with bps >200/120 or so.

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What does a lower number of blood pressure reading mean?

Hypertension: The diastolic pressure is related to the intravascular volume and the peripheral vascular resistance when the heart is relaxed and not contracting.

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What is a good blood pressure reading for a 50 year old male?

What is a good blood pressure reading for a 50 year old male?

Normal BP: For a healthy person, the recommended range is less than 120 over less than 80 (<120/<80). Blood pressure that is 120-139/80-89 is considered prehypertensive, and high blood pressure is considered 140/90 or more.

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What is the best way to reduce the top blood pressure reading?

What is the best way to reduce the top blood pressure reading?

Blood Pressure: Lifestyle change is the most important issue in management of hypertension. Smoking cessation, weight loss, limit alcohol, reduce salt intake, exercise 30 min a day for most days. Medications will be required to help with BP. Your GP will need to assess you before prescribing as they have to rule out other causes first.

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Is a blood pressure reading of 147/75 normal for a 43 year old man?

Is a blood pressure reading of 147/75 normal for a 43 year old man?

Blood pressure: The upper number of 147 is a little on the high side, but not terribly so. The fact that the numbers are odd numbers suggests to me that the pressure was measured with an automatic cuff. Manual BP readings are more accurate, and in any event one should not decide too much on the basis of a single reading. Multiple readings taken over time are more useful.

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Blood pressure readings only 10 points apart. Should I be concerned?

Blood pressure readings only 10 points apart. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely: It sounds like your BP cuff is broken or the BP wasn't measured accurately. It's really not possible for the systolic and diastolic pressures to be only 10 points apart.

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What is the normal reading for blood pressure on a personal BP cuff?

What is the normal reading for blood pressure on a personal BP cuff?

Normal For You: An "average" blood pressure is 120/80 which means 120 mm mercury systolic (full heart pump) and 80 mm mercury diastolic (heart at rest between beats). Many other factors enter into the number which makes it higher or lower, but normal for you. Example: athletes BP is usually lower, the elderly have higher bp's but both are prefectly fine. Find what is normal for you. Extremes are bad.

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Is a blood pressure reading of 98/50 something to be concerned about?

Depends: On the presence or abscence of symptoms such as lightheadedness/ fatigue and what your "normal pressure "is. This may be normal for you if there is no history of hypertension.

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Can you take blood pressure over a shirt? How will it affect the reading?

Can you take blood pressure over a shirt? How will it affect the reading?

BP recording: A BP can be recorded over a shirt but the readings may not be as accurate when the cuff is placed directly against the skin. If you are using an automated cuff, the machine may be thrown off by extraneous "noise" coming from your shirt due to movement.

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How can I get an accurate blood pressure reading? What is proper procedure?

How can I get an accurate blood pressure reading? What is proper procedure?

Arm is best: Best way to check it yourself is with an automatic cuff you can buy from any drugstore. The ones that fit around your arm are the best. Taking measurements first thing in the morning and right before bed can give you a good average. Some types of blood pressure checking devices slip onto the wrist. They work but can be a little off.

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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.