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Should I be concerned if my BP was 153/105?

Should I be concerned if my BP was 153/105?

BP: The number if consistent is indicative of hypertension;avoid the NSAID (ibuprofen, naproxen) drugs;limit Sodium, alcohol and body weight AND go see a physician ...Read more

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BP 154/89 my BP is up should I be concerned?

BP 154/89 my BP is up should I be concerned?

Elevated BP: Your blood pressure is elevated and your history indicates that you are on aggrenox. This medication is often used after a stroke to prevent recurrence. Have previously had a stroke? With the elevated blood pressure, you should see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My BP is 177/109 and been around that for days., should I be concerned?

Yes: That's too high and requires prompt initiation of treatment with gradual reduction in BP over several weeks. ...Read more

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3-4 weeks ago bp was 120s over 70s range and past to weeks it's been staying in the 130s over 80s range. Should I be concerned?

3-4 weeks ago bp was 120s over 70s range and past to weeks it's been staying in the 130s over 80s range. Should I be concerned?

No: I recommend to continue to monitor your BP, but blood pressure can fluctuate based on a variety of factors including your diet, stress, driving, etc... If you are ever symptomatic, or see pressures where the diastolic (lower number) is over 100, it might be worth going to urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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My dystolic bp appears to be increasing especially with exercise. I just did a intense Workout immediately after was 154/90 should I be concerned?

My dystolic bp appears to be increasing especially with exercise. I just did a intense Workout immediately after was 154/90 should I be concerned?

BP during exercise: Normally, during exercise, systolic BP increases and diastolic BP will either remains same or drops a little. What was your number before exercise? ...Read more

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My BP and pulse for an athlete, should I be concerned?

My BP and pulse for an athlete, should I be concerned?

It can be slow: The blood pressure and pulse of a trained athlete can be lower and slower than normal. Some trained athletes have pulses below 40 beats/minute at rest and the pulse can be even slower when sleeping. This is of no concern if there are no symptoms related to the slow pulse. ...Read more

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Hi I'm pregnanat and my BP is 150/80. Should I be concerned?

Hi I'm pregnanat and my BP is 150/80. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Your Ob needs to know if your BP is elevated. The top number should be less than 140. This is especially important in the second half of pregnancy as it can represent pre-eclampsia and this can be quite serious. Sometimes BP is elevated from stress but in this case is usually not persistent. It would be best for you to talk to your OB since he/she knows your history. ...Read more

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I am having BP in the range of 125-145/75-90. Also pulse is 80-100. Should I be concerned?

I am having BP in the range of 125-145/75-90. Also pulse is 80-100. Should I be concerned?

High pulse: Your resting pulse rate is higher than average and your average BP is borderline acceptable. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Sudden spike in BP - from usual 110/60 to 141/79. should I start checking daily? No health problems. Now back to normal. Should I be concerned?

Sudden spike in BP - from usual 110/60 to 141/79. should I start checking daily? No health problems. Now back to normal. Should I be concerned?

No, not now: I think the prudent course of action would be to check your blood pressure periodically, every one to two days, for a couple of weeks. If it stays normal, then you might return to infrequent checks, perhaps every month or two. We are hardly ever able to identify specifically what causes these spikes, but they are common and considered normal. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My BP 22 yr old high, should I be concerned?

My BP 22 yr old high, should I be concerned?

You decide: Elevated blood pressure can signify a simple treatable issue, poor dietary choices, or a simple mistake in your bodies self regulation. Over time it can/will destroy your kidney function and make you at higher risk of heart disease, stroke & early death. With simple long term treatments these risks can be reduced or eliminated. Concern is a personal assessment. If this troubles you, I would be. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about very low BP in a 6 year old?

Should I be concerned about very low BP in a 6 year old?

To answer that, I: Would need to know what the actual BP is. BP's in children are often/almost always lower than the normal adult range. So, what you may be thinking is a "low BP, " may in fact be normal for a 6 year old. If the BP was low for a child, they would probably have symptoms, such as lightheadedness, weakness and wouldn't feel well. If you want more detail, please re-ask your question with the actual BP#. ...Read more

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I normally have BP of 115/70 and today after Mri went up to 153/108 can this be dangerous? When should I be concerned

I normally have BP of 115/70 and today after Mri went up to 153/108 can this be dangerous? When should I be concerned

Yes: Those type of BP numbers are dangerous, I would see your doctor for this. It would be helpful in your case to have BP from home from a reputable cuff and take it at home between now and your doctor visit so the physician has more than one reading to go on. ...Read more

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4 yo had Bp of 75/43 and 6 yo was 80/52 at last dr appt. No other symptoms. What could cause this? Should I be concerned?

4 yo had Bp of 75/43 and 6 yo was 80/52 at last dr appt. No other symptoms. What could cause this? Should I be concerned?

No: Blood pressure in children varies, several variables contribute, method of measuring and size of cuff are important, also height, weight and gender, check the link below, and keep the follow up with your pediatrician, good luck
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health-pro/guidelines/current/hypertension-pediatric-jnc-4/blood-pressure-tables ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my diastolic number for my BP stays in the high 80's to mid 90's? In the past my number was much lower.

Should I be concerned if my diastolic number for my BP stays in the high 80's to mid 90's? In the past my number was much lower.

Hypertension: High blood pressure is called the silent killer as most people have no symptoms. You should see a doc and cut back on sodium in your diet. Not an emergency, reason to treat is to prevent complications such as, heart disease, strokes, kidney disease. ...Read more

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Recently prescribed indepamide 2.5 mg/per day. Prev BP was172/108. Am on ramipril also. Suddenly, I crave salt terribly! Should I be concerned?

Recently prescribed indepamide 2.5 mg/per day. Prev BP was172/108. Am on ramipril also. Suddenly, I crave salt terribly! Should I be concerned?

Salt craving: Your craving salt is not due to your BP meds. You should speak to your physician (p) and try to have your p give you medications to bring your systolic bp. ...Read more

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I'm on spironolactone 50mg tabs. I forgot to take it yesterday. Took my BP was 166/95 p67.Retook 149/94 p66. Should I be concerned? I'm 34 yrs old.

I'm on spironolactone 50mg tabs. I forgot to take it yesterday. Took my BP was 166/95 p67.Retook 149/94 p66. Should I be concerned? I'm 34 yrs old.

No: Like not getting Fluoride in the water, elevated BP is mostly problematic at that level only if left like that for prolonged periods of time, like weeks and months. You should be fine if you simply get back on the spironalactone. Good luck, and keep an eye on that bp! ...Read more

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I had a bout of diarreha for 24 hrs. Now my bp is lower than normal at 105/65 normally it's 125/80 while taking htn rx Should I be concerned?

I had a bout of diarreha for 24 hrs. Now my bp is lower than normal at 105/65 normally it's 125/80 while taking htn rx Should I be concerned?

No: You may be dehydrated if your BP is lower than usual and your heart rate higher. Get plenty of fluids to replenish those lost from diarrhea. Be sure to get electrolytes, specifically additional potassium (bananas, baked potatoes) as diarrhea results in additional potassium loss. ...Read more

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My BP 132/46 heart rate 68, should I be concerned?

Maybe: It's probably normal but your low diastolic pressure may be due to factitious reading, severe aortic regurgitation, av fistula, severe anemia, or thyrotoxicosis.. ...Read more

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Take BP medicine, sometimes blood pressure still gets in the 150's/90's, should I be concerned about this?

Take BP medicine, sometimes blood pressure still gets in the 150's/90's, should I be concerned about this?

See a doctor: Your blood pressure should be better controlled than that on medications. See if your doctor wants to adjust the dosage, add a medication, or change your medication to some other medicine. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned I have an aneurysm after 3 months of very high BP when active? Does it take longer time for an aneurysm to develop?

Should I be concerned I have an aneurysm after 3 months of very high BP when active? Does it take longer time for an aneurysm to develop?

?: How high is high? A higher blood pressure is normal when you are active. I wouldn't be too concerned about developing an aneurysm at your age. Aneurysms take a very long time to develop after years of untreated hypertension. You are on metropolol which is very useful. If you still are hypertensive on metoprolol then perhaps a dosage adjustment or additional medication is needed. ...Read more

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We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?

We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?

Rhythm variations nl: Minor variations in the heart rhythm are normal, particularly in your twenties. However, I noticed that you are on a medication which lowers blood pressure by slowing the heart rate. If you have any fluttering sensation in your chest, shortness of breath or chest pain, see your physician and request an ECG and Holter monitor. If you are symptom free, have your machine checked. ...Read more

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Bp is 88 over 55 pulse is only 38.Similar repeat readings. Is this low? Not athletic not overweight. I'm 36. I feel ok but tired. Should I be concerned?

Bp is 88 over 55 pulse is only 38.Similar repeat readings. Is this low? Not athletic not overweight. I'm 36. I feel ok but tired. Should I be concerned?

See a doc: You should be evaluated. There are a lot of potential causes for low resting blood pressure and low heart rate. Thyroid disease is one such problem. If you felt perfect, I would be less concerned, but since you have fatigue, I am more concerned that you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel fatigued l, nauseous and weak and my BP is 90/52. should I be concerned?

I feel fatigued l, nauseous and weak and my BP is 90/52. should I be concerned?

Need to examine: What you described warrants a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests for a proper evaluation. Please see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion in this forum.
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My heart rate is 138. should I be concerned? I normally have low bp, as well. But haven't checked it today!

My heart rate is 138. should I be concerned? I normally have low bp, as well. But haven't checked it today!

Too fast: Yes, but need to know the condition (s) when this occurs. Always present (consider hyperthyroidism)? Sometimes occurs, of recent onset, associated other symptoms??? see your doc to evaluate and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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My BP is running high 120's and middle 90's bottom. Doctor seems unconcerned. Already on BP medicine. Should I be concerned?

Many think mid 90's: Is higher then it should be. The higher you go above 90, the greater the risk of heart disease. Do you check your BP at home? Is it better there then in the Dr. Office? The 120's don't seem to be much of an issue, but many doctors would want your diastolic to be below 90. Ask your doctor if he thinks it would be better for it to be lower. ...Read more