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HBP treatment: As a 43 year old male with hypertension, you should start your goal of BP reduction by losing weight, if you are obese, stopping cigarette smoking, if you smoke, exercising more and reducing the sodium content of your diet. If none need be done by you, see a physician for an examination and start BP medicines to lower your bp. The sooner you start you will avoid any hypertensive problems. ...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
Sitting still blood pressure reads 78/49 hr 109, walking up the stairs reads 178/152 hr 85. Why is it so different?
Readings: These sound like erroneous measurements. Whether the measurement device or the technique, I would first verify the accuracy as the physiology for those measurements if accurate would be unlikely. ...Read more
Bp: Your numbers are fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm a 17 year old thin female, my blood pressure reads between 130-135/90 mm of Hg, should I be concerned?
High: These are high numbers for a 17 year old. Check with your primary care physician regarding further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm an active 21 year old female, my blood pressure read 149/101. I was told this was high. What should it be?
120/80 or less: 120/80 or less.Get a more detailed answer ›
My blood pressure reads 174/117 on my at home blood pressure cuff. Should I go to the hospital? I had high blood pressure during pregnancy which resulted in having to be induced at 38 weeks. My pressure remained high at my 6 week visit and I was told to c
Go to ER.: If this is an accurate bp, it merits medical attention asap. ...Read more
What to do if my mom is 72 has had 2 mini strokes her blood pressure just read 170 over 90 what are her risks?
What could be causing my blood pressure to read 15- 20 points different systolic betwween my right and left arm?
My Dad is 83 has had a stent placed 2 months ago. Is on aspirin/ carvediol/victron C and his blood pressure just read 130/55 is there a concern?
Father: Your dad has a cardiologist, the answers from that doctor should be far more useful than from out here with minimal knowledge, about him. ...Read more
I'm 22 years old. I checked my blood pressure & it read 133/90 and heart rate is about 58-60. Should I worry about this? How high is too high?
Not ideal: That pressure is not ideal for a 22 year old but depends on the circumstances. Your should certainly sit quietly for at least 15 minutes before taking a reading. ...Read more
My 29 yrs old fit male and recently I have been checking my blood pressure regularly. It reads normal in the AM and in the afternoon it's 160/90.Why?
Variation: Diurnal variation.........Get a more detailed answer ›
Bottom one needs to: Be brought down, top one is slightly elevated. Need treatment, not necessarily medication as a first step. See your doctor. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more
How long, minutes, after waking up is best to check for blood pressure? I've read immediately upon waking up it can be higher, not sure if true.
Yes: For your age that is a high reading. Having said that, blood pressure & pulse fluctuate with activity and times of day and even from one day to the next or from one arm to the other. Best to keep a daily record for a few days and make an appointment with your GP with the readings written down. Your practitioner will decide if treatment is indicated and may try changes like loosing weight first. ...Read more
Is it right if my doctor gave me propranolol only having a pheochromocytoma? He insists it's to lower blood pressure but I have read it's not right.
NO!: Administering a beta blocker (propranolol) a patient with a pheochromocytoma without first ensuring adequate Alpha blockade (another drug which dilates the peripheral arteries) can result in heart failure- the heart not being able to pump enough blood to the body. Consider getting a second opinion from a cardiologist or internist. Pheos require surgery to remove them. ...Read more
I feel light headed, nauseau, and my blood pressure at one point read 160/105. I'm taking prednisone, on 20 mg right now.
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
BP: As long as you are not dizzy, lightheaded that BP is fine. I believe you are probably on anti hypertensive medications. ...Read more
No: That is a normal BP reading for someone your age and a normal pulse rate. ...Read more
Below 140/85: Below 140/85.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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