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Blood pressure values ok? Theyre never the same, im a woman, 28 yrs and have a daughter, these r the values 120/67, 118/65, 116/75, 112/67, 118/71?

Blood pressure values ok? Theyre never the same, im a woman, 28 yrs and have a daughter, these r the values 120/67, 118/65, 116/75, 112/67, 118/71?

Those are fine: Your blood pressure can change with activity, stress level, recent food, etc. It will not be the same reading each time you check it. Even the skill and hearing ability of the person checking your blood pressure can have an impact on the reading. The above numbers are pretty good. Ideal is about 115/75. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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When tracking blood pressure, is the "mean" value the important part? I usually have a high systolic and low diastolic like 134/68 and heart rate 48.

When tracking blood pressure, is the "mean" value the important part? I usually have a high systolic and low diastolic like 134/68 and heart rate 48.

Mostly systolic: The systolic pressure (upper number) is best understood in terms of what is normal and the relationship between BP and risk of stroke and heart disease. The diastolic pressure (lower number) seems to vary a lot depending on how the BP is measured (with a stethoscope or with an electronic BP cuff). The mean BP is rarely used outside the intensive care unit or the operating room. ...Read more

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Hello i'm asking about the significant value of high and blood pressure that require urgent interventions?

Um...: Not a very clear question, but i think you're asking at what point we consider blood pressure urgent enough to treat right away. Usually when the top number is above 200-220, or if the patient is having symptoms, or if the bottom number is over 110. ...Read more

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How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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What S ideal blood pressure for 60years man ?

What S ideal blood pressure for 60years man ?

Less than 140 / 85: Be sure to check with your doctor for a plan to maintain your blood pressure at an optimal level. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more