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What is the normal blood pressure for a 34 year old woman who is 5'7 tall?

What is the normal blood pressure for a 34 year old woman who is 5'7 tall?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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'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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: At his age this is a worrisome blood pressure that could lead to real heart, kidney and other damage. At least have it rechecked by professionals. If this is indeed what he runs he needs an immediate evaluation and likely medical treatment. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure higher in the am or pm?

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

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Why is my blood pressure suddenly higher?

Why is my blood pressure suddenly higher?

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

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Do teen boys have higher blood pressure than adults?

Do teen boys have higher blood pressure than adults?

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

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Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Variable methods: 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

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Why is a person's blood pressure always higher when standing?

Why is a person's blood pressure always higher when standing?

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

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Is it typical for blood pressure to be higher when one is sick?

Is it typical for blood pressure to be higher when one is sick?

Could happen: Not easy to generalize, but nausea and vomiting can cause elevations in BP. BP should be measured under routine circumstances. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why boys have a higher blood pressure?

Could use expert help with why boys have a higher blood pressure?

Boys with high BP: Usually men have high blood pressure than women. High blood pressure in children are probably due to obesity, sleep disorders, familial, essential, renal problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the diostic number is 88 or higher on the blood pressure?

What does it mean when the diostic number is 88 or higher on the blood pressure?

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

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Please explain why is a persons blood pressure always lots higher when standing?

Please explain why is a persons blood pressure always lots higher when standing?

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

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If I take my blood pressure and I started at 185 vs 150 will I get a higher reading?

If I take my blood pressure and I started at 185 vs 150 will I get a higher reading?

Possibly: Only if your systolic blood pressure is higher than 150. 180 is a reasonable level to inflate the cuff to. ...Read more

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Why is it that older people generally have higher blood pressure than younger people?

Why is it that older people generally have higher blood pressure than younger people?

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

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Why is a sitting blood pressure reading higher than a standing blood pressure reading?

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

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What does it mean if my blood pressure reading are always higher when I'm standing up?

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