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Doctor insights on: Blood Presure Readings

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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What would cause a person to have a different blood presure reading in each arm at the same time?

What would cause a person to have a different blood presure reading in each arm at the same time?

Resistance in artery: Resistance to flow in the arteries in one arm can lower the measured pressure in that arm ...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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I have blood pressure readings showing 150?

I have blood pressure readings showing 150?

BP Goal 120/80: I will presume you are referring to the "top" value or systolic blood pressure (bp). If measured correctly, this is way too high for a 31yo male. Of course i don't know about any other medical problems you may have... The current definition of a "normal" BP is 120/80 or less... Have it checked out! ...Read more

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What causes irregular blood pressure readings?

What causes irregular blood pressure readings?

Normal: You have to determine if the cuff you are using is accurate. You will rarely get the same BP readings with an automated cuff. ...Read more

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How serious is a blood pressure reading of 82/56?

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?

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