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Can your blood pressure go up when you are at the doctor?

Can your blood pressure go up when you are at the doctor?

White Coat syndrome: There is a term for people who do this. It is called white coat syndrome. ...Read more

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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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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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How low can your blood pressure go?

How low can your blood pressure go?

Blood pressure: Your blood pressure can go to zero, but you'll die. Generally below 90/60 we begin to see symptoms or measures of decreased perfusion. Some people tolerate lower bps however but not much lower. ...Read more

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How low can blood pressure safely go?

How low can blood pressure safely go?

80/40: 80/40 is about as low as an average person can tolerate without losing consciousness. Some people especially young thin females can run on the low side. It doesn't take much to make them pass out. ...Read more

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Will GNC vitapaks make blood pressure go up?

Not usually: If this product contains only vitamins, it will not raise your bp. But many otc vitamin products contain certain herbs as well, some of which may be stimulants, and those can raise your bp. Check the ingredients or ask your pharmacist to do so. ...Read more

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Advice? Would my blood pressure ever go down?

Advice? Would my blood pressure ever go down?

Maybe: If you're overweight, losing weight, or even just being on a diet will lower it. If you drink excessively, avoidiing that will lower it. If you eat a lot of salt, changing your diet could lower it. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure go up when I stand?

Why does my blood pressure go up when I stand?

Blood pressure: Usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What should I do when blood pressure goes low?

What should I do when blood pressure goes low?

Blood pressure: You can increase the fluids and salt in your diet, wear support hose and pay attention when you are standing up to do it slowly. If this is something new for you, should check with your doctor to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure when it goes up?

How can I lower my blood pressure when it goes up?

Try to see why...: Blood pressure medications are generally taken on a schedule to keep the average blood pressure low. Rarely would one have to take medications only as needed for high blood pressure. If your BP is high periodically, try and identify why this could be (is it due to increase salt intake, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, anxiety, pain, lack of sleep). Keep a BP chart and show if to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how high can human blood pressure go?

I'm curious as to how high can human blood pressure go?

I don't know: But, as a cardiologist in practice for >35 years, I personally can't remember seeing a systolic pressure >240. I'll bet other docs on this website will be able to add their own experiences which may include more extreme measurements. ...Read more

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Can you take blood pressure medication before going to bed?

Can you take blood pressure medication before going to bed?

Depends: Some blood pressure meds, mostly diuretics or "fluid pills", make you pee more, & should be taken in the morning to avoid having to wake at night to go to the bathroom. Other pills, particularly beta blockers & calcium channel blockers, may actually be more helpful taken at bedtime, because they can prevent irregular heart rhythms which happen more often 1st thing in the morning. ...Read more

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My blood pressure goes to 8.8/5.5 or 9/6. What can cause this?

Normal: I suppose you mean BP 88/55 and 90/60? Those are good numbers and normal. Normal BP is between 90/60 to 129/89. Your BP is on the lower border of normal which is fine as long as you'r not lightheaded or unusually weak. People who are physically fit may have lower BP when resting. BP normal fluctuates through out the day, will go up if you walk around for a few minutes. ...Read more

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Why won't the top number on my blood pressure go down with meds?

Hypertension: Systolic pressure and diastolic pressure are different in some aspects of their physiology, talk to your doctor to discuss not enough info here to speculate in you. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure going up even though I'm taking my meds?

Why is my blood pressure going up even though I'm taking my meds?

Blood pressure: If you are in fact taking your meds, the commonest problem would be inadequate dosage of the medication (s) and/or need for additional medications to be added. If you are on very good doses of three medication groups including diuretic and pressure is going up there could be hormonal or renovascular problems complicating your status. You need to discuss with your doc ...Read more

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Need help. Is 130/95 a good sign of the blood pressure going down?

Give more info: Do you have hypertension and are you taking medication? The blood pressure numbers indicate diastolic hypertension, the bottom (diastolic) number should be 85 or below. The systolic is within normal range. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the lower number of blood pressure to go up?

Hypertension: Elevation of either number suggests hypertension (high blood pressure). It is not unusual for the upper (systolic) or lower (diastolic) to go up disproportionately. Often younger people have high diastolic, and older people high systolic. Both are dangerous but systolic is worse. If values are above 140/90 that indicates stage 1 hypertension. Let me know if I can help further. ...Read more

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Will my blood pressure go up while I'm jogging and right after 139/89?

Will my blood pressure go up while I'm jogging and right after 139/89?

Sure: Exercise will raise your blood pressure and heart rate, which is needed to deliver more oxygen, via the blood, to the working muscles. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be on blood pressure pill before it goes down...

How long do you have to be on blood pressure pill before it goes down...

Variable: Some medications work very quickly and others take a few days. In general you should see an effect in three to five days. If your blood pressure has not improved after a week of therapy you should contact your health care professional for reevaluation. ...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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I'm wondering if I go on the exercise bike everyday will it reduce my blood pressure?

Exercise: A minimum of half hour daily aerobic exercise such arson an exercycle can produce modest blood pressure lowering if the regimen is maintained. ...Read more

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My grandmas blood pressure goes up to over 200/110 daily. What can she do to lower it?

My grandmas blood pressure goes up to over 200/110 daily. What can she do to lower it?

Go to see MD: Your grandmonther's blood pressure is way too high. She needs to be seen ASAP by an MD to get better 24 hours control. Does not need to be brought down to 130/80 or less as in a young person as she may not do well with such a low relative BP for her; but atleast down to 160/90 mmHg for now. Then reassess. She needs to be seen by MD ASAP. ...Read more

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For what reasons might your blood pressure go down as a result of long term exercising?

Exercise: To oversimplify for the space, after long term conditioning peripheral vascular resistance decreases to facilitate flow to the tissues, this can cause lower pressure. ...Read more

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How low does blood pressure have to go before you have irreversible death and how long?

There is no such set number as everyones body responds differently.: Hello,

There is no such set number as everyones body responds differently. The general thought is that consistent systolic bp (top number) >170-80 and diastolic bp (bottom number) >90 increases your cardiovascular risks. Goal bps depend on a number of things such as age, if diabetic, other co-morbid conditions. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure go from really high to really low within min all day everyday?

Why does my blood pressure go from really high to really low within min all day everyday?

Fluctuations: Blood pressure does fluctuate, but shouldn't fluctuate greatly if the activity level is the same. More likely is the accuracy of the measuring device. Bring this in to your next doctor's appointment to check its accuracy. ...Read more

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Why my blood pressure rises everytime I go see a dr but when im home and test its normal?

White Coat: White coat hypertension is very common. Blood pressure is normal outside the office and elevated in the doctor's office. Discuss with your doctor. A log of home blood pressures or a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor will help diagnose this. ...Read more

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Is it OK for my blood pressure to go as low as 109/50 at 1a.m. after being 117/83 at 9 p.m.?

Is it OK for my blood pressure to go as low as 109/50 at 1a.m. after being 117/83 at 9 p.m.?

Perfectly fine: Blood pressure changes minute to minute depending upon activity, states of mind, position of body. Your blood pressures are fine with either set. The important thing is that YOU FEEL FINE at both of those sets of pressures. If you do then, get some sleep at 1a instead of taking your pressures! You'll feel better in the morning. Write me for more info: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is it normal for blood pressure it increase by 10points sys when going from sitting to standing.

Varies: Systolic may go up and diastolic may go down with positional changes
more common for both to go down a bit with transient postural hypotension, and occasional dizziness in some older folks or with some medications on board. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 102/54. Paulse 59. This normal? How low can blood pressure go and how low can paulse go

Normal Health: This is perfectly normal and common for one your age. There is no right answer to the second part of your question. You do not have disease or any cardiac condition. Your body will regulate it's cardiac function to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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Male 22 sat down blood pressure 132/82 hr 66 stood up 124/81 hr 77. Why did my BP drop, shouldn't it go up?

Male 22 sat down blood pressure 132/82 hr 66 stood up 124/81 hr 77. Why did my BP drop, shouldn't it go up?

Equilibration: It seems when you stood up. Your BP dropped slightly, your hr went up. A proper response to drop in bp. Usually the body takes a minute to equilibrate the change in position and can normalize to an extent. People who are dehydrated like in fasting may not be able to do so completely. Some people actually can overshoot due to release of hormones. You're young and seems ok. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Laying down blood pressure 91/49 paulse 62. Normal? How low can BP go to be a concern? Paulse drops to 53 sometimes also

Laying down blood pressure 91/49 paulse 62. Normal? How low can BP go to be a concern? Paulse drops to 53 sometimes also

Normal: Low blood pressure and low heart rate is normal in healthy individual. Of you have no symptoms than theses number are normal. Suggest you drink a lot of water and exercise regularly. ...Read more