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Does Your Blood Pressure Always Go Up When You Are In Pain
White Coat syndrome: There is a term for people who do this. It is called white coat syndrome. ...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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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