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Dangerously High Blood Pressure Readings
Hypertension: Yes, you should be concerned. This blood pressure reading is too high. You should get checked by your primary care provider. You may not have any problems at all, but if you blood pressure is this high, you may need to be on medicine to correct it. I'd recommend seeing someone fairly soon about it. ...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
HTN/Sitting: It depends how high is high. If you have no other symptoms that would suggest an acute issue which is does not seem like all that may be needed is adjustment of your medication and the time period and dosing of the medication ...Read more
My grandma has to take her pill for her high blood pressure. But when she sees that her pressure is good she does not take her pill. Is that dangerous?
The silent killer: Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis. It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and heart attacks. The major reduction in the incidence of strokes since 1950 has been attributed to the more widespread use of effective anti-hypertensive drugs. Htn causes no symptoms for about 30 years when end organ damage begins to occur. ...Read more
High blood pressure take readings 4 times a day they are 125/53 , 115/47 and goes up to 174/91 take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?
Your baseline: Pressures are normal. The sudden increase in pressure comes from the stress of worrying about blood pressure. Your medications are useless. Poor diet can make a difference to the way that your brain reacts to stress. Stop worrying about blood pressure and look to your diet. ...Read more
See below: The systolic blood pressure is considered elevated (at rest) if it's 140 mmHg or greater until age 59. At age 60, the systolic blood pressure is considered elevated of it is 150 mmHg or greater. There is no general average for patients who have hypertension, but you can trend your individual average blood pressure. ...Read more
My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits.. Hbp runs in his fam.. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?
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