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Doctor insights on: Blood Pressure Test 1 2 Years Ago

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Is there a homemade blood pressure test? One with no equipments ?

Is there a homemade blood pressure test? One with no equipments ?

No, but...: Most pharmacies have stations for free blood pressure checks these days, you could try checking your blood pressure at one of those if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Should I eat before a blood pressure test at home?

Should I eat before a blood pressure test at home?

You can: You can also check your BP after eating and compare it to one without eating. ...Read more

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Is the routine blood pressure test necessary if normal bp?

Is the routine blood pressure test necessary if normal bp?

Risk factors: BP is an important risk factor for vascular disease. If BP is normal, checking it periodically at doctor visits is probably adequate. If BP is borderline or high orif a family risk for HTN is great, spot checking or ambulatory monitoring makes sense. ...Read more

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I got 92/55 on a at home blood pressure test. What's the minimum normal blood pressure?

I got 92/55 on a at home blood pressure test.  What's the minimum normal blood pressure?

See below: Make sure that your monitor is accurate. Systolic blood pressure the higher number can be as low as 90 in normal individuals at that reading if you have no symptoms and no reason to have have a low blood pressure it is not medically significant or abnormal. ...Read more

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I recently took a blood pressure test at the pharmacy and the numbers i got were confusing. I'm 5'10" 230lb is 147/78 with a 86 BPM bad or good?

I recently took a blood pressure test at the pharmacy and the numbers i got were confusing. I'm 5'10" 230lb is 147/78 with a 86 BPM bad or good?

High BP: These numbers are a call for you to get active. Your BP is a bit high as is your weight. These two facts are closely related as your body's weight is 2/3 water--and excessive obesity thus contributes more to htn. Would suggest you start w your doc and do some bloodwork checking lipids and glc, HGB a1c, etc. Start monitoring bp, get on a diet, with attention to salt and alcohol reduction. ...Read more

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Is a routine blood pressure test necessary?

Is a routine blood pressure test necessary?

Routine BP Test: Yes it is a routine in hospitals, doctors office most of the time.You know most of the time hypertension is diagnosed, as most of the people who have high bp, have no syptoms. ...Read more

Blood Pressure Test (Definition)

I assume you mean lab tests. It should include a comprehensive panel, urine test, and an ekg. You can also get an echo and stress test, but the simple 3 ...Read more