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Resting heart rate 110-120 DR isn't concerned. Blood pressure and ECG normal

Resting heart rate 110-120 DR isn't concerned. Blood pressure and ECG normal

Seems a little: Elevated but with your health issues it might be due to your medications or anemia. If you are significantly worried I would consider a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I am concerned about increased blood pressure to 160/90 in the morning. What could it be?

I am concerned about increased blood pressure to 160/90 in the morning. What could it be?

160/90: How often do you check your blood pressure and how recently has your BP been high?
Please check your BP on alternating morning and night and if there is a major difference between the two you must quickly see your doctor.
Unless you have a very high BP check things for a few days before you see the doctor.
PS: What is your height, weight etc? ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my blood pressure stays high after exercise, higher than before exercise. Why?

Should I be concerned if my blood pressure stays high after exercise, higher than before exercise. Why?

Cool down: There is a physiologic sequence to BP changes immediately following exercise: first it rises, then it gradually falls to levels below baseline. To see the full effect, take your blood pressure once a minute for the first 10 minutes after exercise while you remain lying down at complete rest (better yet, have someone else check it for you). ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my blood pressure is 150\100. Today I took telmisartan 20. When will my blood pressure will be normal?

Should I be concerned if my blood pressure is 150\100. Today I took telmisartan 20. When will my blood pressure will be normal?

Unimportant: Try not to concern yourself with single readings -they have no physiologic significance. Instead, pay attention to averages. The more measurements you make, the more accurate the average will be. Measure when you've rested for at least 10 minutes. Be sure the cuff is large enough for your arm. Keep your arm at heart level. Ignore fluctuations - these are normal. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be concerned about my blood pressure being high during panic attack?

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Do you think I should be concerned about my blood pressure being high during panic attack?

BP: How high? . Is the elevation in the systolic (top) reading or the bottom (diastolic). Any other symptoms? . If the bottom reading is high & persists after the attack subsides, consult your pcp. ...Read more

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My last three blood pressures were 92/68 90/68 and 104/46. Should I bet concerned about low blood pressure and what causes it?

My last three blood pressures were 92/68 90/68 and 104/46. Should I bet concerned about low blood pressure and what causes it?

You do not have low: Bp. The lowest one appears to be borderline. You can raise little bit by increasing your salt intake if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my blood pressure is still pretty high at 150/90 even though I am taking 160mg of Diovan (valsartan) with 12.5 of hctz?

Should I be concerned if my blood pressure is still pretty high at 150/90 even though I am taking 160mg of Diovan (valsartan) with 12.5 of hctz?

High BP: Being on medication with uncontrolled BP meds is a point you need to discuss with your physician (p). One of the things that you can bring up is that you are not on a maximum dose of Diovan (valsartan) (d). The maximum dose of d-hctz is 320 mg of d and 25 mg of hctz. Perhaps of you were increased to that dose, your BP would be controlled. Please discuss this point with your p to see if that will work. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my low blood pressure? I don't faint.

No: Many normal people have low bps (typical range: 80-100 systolic). If you aren't dizzy, don't faint (as you said), are not on BP lowering drugs, haven't been bitten by a poisonous snake or just been shot, low BP is considered to be a sign of especially good health! Healthy low BP is very commonly seen in children and young women. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure is 99/64. been ill for past 5 days with tummy ache, nauseated, diarrhea, chills, and fatigue. Should I be concerned re blood pressure?

Probably.: It depends on how high your normal blood pressure is and whether you feel lightheaded when upright. It is important to drink enough fluids with salts like in sports drinks for rehydration with diarrhea. It sounds like seeing your physician for anti-nausea medication and an exam is a good idea. Some people have naturally very low blood pressure and some have adrenal gland deficiency. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my blood pressure is usually low when doctors check it?

Should I be concerned that my blood pressure is usually low when doctors check it?

Depends on baseline: There are some clinical setting where we may worry about lower bp, but in general, lower BP is protective (although people with very low BP may have more of a tendency to feel dizzy). For people who are normally hypertensive, they may not tolerate having their BP lowered that far--it may affect their cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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I am 270 pounds and I keep gaining weight. What should I do? Also, should I be concerned about a blood pressure of 140/90 and blood sugar of 118mg/dl

I am 270 pounds and I keep gaining weight. What should I do? Also, should I be concerned about a blood pressure of 140/90 and blood sugar of 118mg/dl

Obesity: Worrying trend, if there no medical abnormalities your best bet is to become educated and practise improved lifestyle and behaviour including dietary change and adoption of a regular aerobic exercise regimen. The BP if sustained needs treatment & a fasting sugar at 118 at your age is disturbing ...Read more

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I am concerned about my blood pressure, I do suffer from low blood pressure and while I manage that with a diet and homeopathic medication. I recently discovered it had worsened as my current pressure reads 82/30. How do I improve and manage this?

I am concerned about my blood pressure, I do suffer from low blood pressure and while I manage that with a diet and homeopathic medication. I recently discovered it had worsened as my current pressure reads 82/30. How do I improve and manage this?

Not a problem: Low BP is not a medical problem, more a nuisance. The only real treatment is get fit and keep fit. Your body will then better deal with the low BP and therefore not give you any symptoms. Don't stare yourself blind at the numbers of the actual BP. ...Read more

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Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Does my 53yr old husband need to be concerned about a blood pressure of 145/89? Could this be causing a very slow heart rate recovery from exercise?

Is heart a concern?: Your concern would obviously be heart related. High BP could contribute to heart disease. And a slow heart rate recovery after exercise could indicate the presence of heart disease as well (or perhaps simply deconditioning). At his age with those factors, I think a stress test is in order. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent swollen joints? I'm concerned about high blood pressure

What can I do to prevent swollen joints? I'm concerned about high blood pressure

No real connection: The conditions that cause swelling of joints has no particular relationship with hypertension. Excess salt (sodium) intake can cause fluid retention (edema) in the extremities but won't cause the joints to swell per se. ...Read more

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Why isn't my doctor concerned about my current blood pressure reading of 180/110? I feel okay, with no headache or dizziness but I am under significant stress.

Treat hypertension: Hopefully your doc is concerned. There should be a discussion about which medications to start, home blood pressure monitoring and dairy of results and monitoring for results. At your young age, cardiac imaging should be considered. Take family/friend and blood pressure diary with you to your next appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my blood pressure drops in pregnancy?

Should I be concerned if my blood pressure drops in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: If it remains in the normal range & you are not having symptoms this sounds ok but please talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my blood pressure when pregnant? It surges to 140/90 when stressed, and I tended to always run low.

Should I be concerned about my blood pressure when pregnant? It surges to 140/90 when stressed, and I tended to always run low.

Discuss with your ob: Elevated blood pressure can have significant impact on pregnancy. An isolated elevated reading should not cause any problems, but discuss your blood pressure with your doctor. ...Read more

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What blood pressure number should you become concerned at?

What blood pressure number should you become concerned at?

Worrisome BP: Studies have shown us that the risk of end organ disease (damage to vital organs like the heart, brain, and kidneys) is a concern if the blood pressure is >140/90 in an individual with no concurrent illnesses. In those with diabetes, know heart disease, and other concerning co-factors, the goal BP may be even less. ...Read more

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Blood pressure readings only 10 points apart. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely: It sounds like your BP cuff is broken or the BP wasn't measured accurately. It's really not possible for the systolic and diastolic pressures to be only 10 points apart. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure reading of 98/50 something to be concerned about?

Is a blood pressure reading of 98/50 something to be concerned about?

Depends: On the presence or abscence of symptoms such as lightheadedness/ fatigue and what your "normal pressure "is. This may be normal for you if there is no history of hypertension. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high can blood pressure go before you'd get concerned?

Can you tell me how high can blood pressure go before you'd get concerned?

Me personally?: Well, I start getting concerned when the BP is elevated so once it's averaging >140/90, I like to suggest treatment. It's not an emergency though until someone has symptoms (pulmonary edema, angina, encephalopathy). ...Read more

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Blood pressure on 3/11/16 was 112/68 and on 5/9/16 it was 98/60. Should I be concerned?

Blood pressure on 3/11/16 was 112/68 and on 5/9/16 it was 98/60. Should I be concerned?

No: Less than 120/80 is normal. Typically the lower the better. As long as u feel well, your numbers are not worrisome and often times vary depending on your level of hydration, whether after a caffeinated drinks, your mood etc etc ...Read more

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My blood pressure was 142 over 88 yesterday and 152 over 81 today. Should I be overly concerned about this?

Yes: Monitor for at least one month. Check BP randomly - make sure you are resting for at least 10 - 15min before u check. Check to make sure your machine is calibrated and accurate. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if lately I have had a difference of 50 between my systolic and dystolic blood pressure?

Should I be concerned if lately I have had a difference of 50 between my systolic and dystolic blood pressure?

No: Do you have hypertension?
If you do: take your medicines
If you don't: do not measure your BP unless you feel symptoms and then discuss it with your doctor ...Read more

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My blood pressure changes over 20 mg systolic with changing positions. It's not high but should I be concerned?

My blood pressure changes over 20 mg systolic with changing positions. It's not high but should I be concerned?

Normal: Systolic BP will normally drop initially when you first stand up, then normalize over the next 10 to 60 seconds depending on your age and state of hydration. Medication, alcohol, and many other factors can also affect it. Diastolic BP will normally rise when you first stand. HR will quicken. These are all normal, physiologic changes. ...Read more

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