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Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

Work with your doc.: Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors. If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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What is the normal blood pressure readings range in age 72yr male person with hypertension?

What is the normal blood pressure readings range in age 72yr male person with hypertension?

Age alon: is NOT a "determinant" for Blood Pressure although some increase in systolic pressure may be due to decreased "elasticity" of the AORTA. Generally below 140/90 is still the goal of Hypertension therapy! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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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 ...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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Blood pressure for black male age 55 height 5 10?

Blood pressure for black male age 55 height 5 10?

120/80: 120/80 is the average blood pressure. African americans tend to have higher blood pressure so the norm is to stay below 130. It also varies if a patient is on medication for hbp. Speak with your physician to measure and maintain your blood pressure. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more