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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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is optimization value of blood pressure for man .The age 49 .What update medicine to reduce blood pressure where my blood pressure about 150/95?
Blood pressure : Target close to 120/80, for medication talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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