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How can I reduce my blood pressure! My blood pressure read 140/89 is this too high?

How can I reduce my blood pressure! My blood pressure read 140/89 is this too high?

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

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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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My blood pressure reads 167/100 im 65 male I take meds but not sure if this is normal?

My blood pressure reads 167/100 im 65 male I take meds but not sure if this is normal?

Not Normal: It is not normal. Your Hypertension is not being controlled properly with the meds you are taking. Accordig to JNC8, it needs to be 150/90 or below. Yours is much higher both Sysolic and Diastolic
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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

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What could be causing my blood pressure to read 15- 20 points different systolic betwween my right and left arm?

What could be causing my blood pressure to read 15- 20 points different systolic betwween my right and left arm?

Could be a: Blockage in the artery in the arm with lower reading. If you have symptoms of weakness in lower reading arm get evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Just taken my blood pressure and it read sys was 146 and dia was 94 pulse 76?

Just taken my blood pressure and it read sys was 146 and dia was 94 pulse 76?

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

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Took my blood pressure today and it read sys 147 and dia 93 and pul 81 is this really high?

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

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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.

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

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I feel light headed, nauseau, and my blood pressure at one point read 160/105. I'm taking prednisone, on 20 mg right now.

I feel light headed, nauseau, and my blood pressure at one point read 160/105. I'm taking prednisone, on 20 mg right now.

Other cause: That BP isn't high enough to cause symptoms. Moreover, isolated and/or temporary elevations of blood pressure are neither unusual nor harmful. Your dizziness & nausea are likely related to other health problems - for instance, why are you taking prednisone? ...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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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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read 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. ...Read more