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Dr. Al Hegab
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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If my heart rate is normal then i don't have high blood pressure or it's two different things?

If my heart rate is normal then i don't have high blood pressure or it's two different things?

Heart rate and hi pr: These are two different things. Heart rate is a measurement of how many beats per minute your heart is pulsating. Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that the heart pumping causes to circulate the blood. The peak pressure per beat is called the systolic pressure, and the lowest pressure in the vessels per beat is called the diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension /high blood pressure?

What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension  /high blood pressure?

No one rate: There is no one "safe" heart rate for someone with hypertension. Cage normal range for heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute, but it varies throughout the day, with stress and activity, and with someone with high blood pressure, certain medications will effect the heart rate. Che key factor is whether a specific heart rate (fast or slow) is causing symptoms or is consistently out of range. ...Read more

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I`m 32 female, normal weight. Having problem with high blood pressure 120/90, heart rate 118. I lasts for 3 months almost. What can be cause?

I`m 32 female, normal weight. Having problem with high blood pressure 120/90, heart rate 118. I lasts for 3 months almost. What can be cause?

Need tests.: See your doctor for a careful history and physical exam, blood and urine tests, and an ekg. The high heart rate needs assessment; one must check thyroid function and search for other, less common, causes of a high heart rate. In addition, monitor your blood pressure sitting and standing, once or twice daily, and review the data with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 43 yrs old 250 lbs and have high blood pressure. But sometimes my blood pressure goes to80 / 60..And my heart rate is 45.Should i be worried?

Yes and no: This is clearly due to an unstable and unbalanced autonomic (automatic) nervous system and in my view has potential danger. It is certainly related to obesity and sugar is the villain. Please read my post on diet. ...Read more

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How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

How might you have high blood pressure but a low heart rate?

They aren't: necessarily related, blood pressure can be from constricted vessels even if heart output low, and they can be controlled by different blood chemicals ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure at 19 don't seem right?

Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure at 19 don't seem right?

Yes and it is not a: At any age in general. This is an issue that needs to be evaluated and treated and not placed on the back burner. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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