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Do Taller People Have Higher Blood Pressure
Adult BP: Blood pressures between 90/60 and 120/80 are considered normal for the average adult. BP consistently greater than 140/90 would be considered high. ...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
I'm a chubby 26 year old male and tall (about 6"7' or 197cm). Are blood pressure readings of 128/87, 126/91 and 128/94 to be concerned about?
See a doc: Those are mildly hypertensive. You may have other cardiac risk factors and should probably consult with your physician. ...Read more
My 16 yo son has a blood pressure of 133/116 he is fit and healthy with a good appetite and is around 6ft 2" tall. Should I seek medical advice?
I'm a chubby 26 year old male and tall (about 6 7' or 197cm). Are blood pressure readings of 128/87, 126/91 and 128/94 over three days concerning?
End of day:
Blood pressure tends to be higher after stress exposure - if you spent a day exercising and relaxing, your BP may be lower - of if taken at the end of a stressful day it will probably be higher.
Ideal BP is 115/70-75. Get yourself a home BP cuff if you have a problem - I would recommend the traditional type as electronic devices are not very accurate. If you have high BP in am, you should see md. ...Read more
Various causes: Cannot answer in your case; I cannot interview you/perform exam. Generally, blood pressure (BP) can rise despite treatment from emotional stress, physical activity prior to BP check, use of over-the-counter medications like oral decongestants, higher salt in diet (soup, canned food, lunch meat, cheese, snacks, frozen meals etc), increased weight, caffeine, sleep apnea, frequently unidentified cause. ...Read more
Not normally: Blood pressures are impacted by many factors, but average bps in youths are not normally higher than in adults. As the flexibility of blood vessels decreases as one gets older, the top (systolic) blood pressure may rise. In younger individuals, hormonal (especially adrenaline related), psychological and other emotional factors may situationally affect the BP which may transiently raise the bp. ...Read more
Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate.
Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more
Adrenaline release: Will result in higher bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
BP: Pressure is not always higher when standing. That's why we lie people down with legs elevated when their pressure is too low. ...Read more
88normal, over90 High: 88 diastolic is normal but if it is over 90 it is high. We also need the systolic BP reading. ...Read more
Orthostatic Hyperten: Orthostatic hypertension, or postural hypertension, is a medical condition consisting of a sudden increase in blood pressure when a person stands up. Orthostatic hypertension is diagnosed by a rise in systolic blood pressure of 20 mmhg or more when standing. Till now there are official recommended treatment for this condition. Because it is very little known about this condition. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Generally there is a gradual increase in the stiffness of blood vessels with aging which causes a gradual increase in systolic pressure. ...Read more
Gravity: The short answer is the effect of gravity. When you stand up, your blood will "pool" in your lower extremities. The body has to increase the heart rate and vascular tone in order to keep blood pumping upwards towards your arms, neck and head. It is typical for the blood pressure to fall a little bit when you stand up; if it falls too much, this can be abnormal though, and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Blood pressure: If your standing blood pressure is still 140/90 or lower it is still normal. Some people have more vigorous vasomotor adaptation to position change than others. If your pressure doesn't rise outside the normal range shouldn't worry. Like all of us, BP should get checked through life lest it go up into the too high range with aging. ...Read more
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