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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 more
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 more
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
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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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
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
There is no such set number as everyones body responds differently.:
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
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
What do you suggest if my grandmas blood pressure goes up to over 200/110 daily. What can she do?
Unsafe: Have your grandmother see her doctor for a BP check and medicine adjustment if necessary. ...Read more
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
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
Laying down blood pressure 91/49 paulse 62. Normal? How low can BP go to be a concern? Paulse drops to 53 sometimes also
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