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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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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...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