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Doctor insights on: Effect Of Age On Blood Pressure

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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 for black male age 55 height 5 10?

Blood pressure for black male age 55 height 5 10?

120/80: 120/80 is the average blood pressure. African americans tend to have higher blood pressure so the norm is to stay below 130. It also varies if a patient is on medication for hbp. Speak with your physician to measure and maintain your blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the normal scale for blood pressure at age of 19?

What is the normal scale for blood pressure at age of 19?

See published normal: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp#mainContent

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What can I do if my blood pressure 95 over 105 is this normal aged 21?

What can I do if my blood pressure 95 over 105 is this normal aged 21?

Yes: The big number is traditionally reported first :) a 105/95 blood pressure for a 21year old female is within normal range. Have a good day! ...Read more

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Wondering if it's normal 138 over 67 blood pressure for a male age 52?

Wondering if it's normal 138 over 67 blood pressure for a male age 52?

Blood pressure: That blood pressure is within the normal range as generally defined. Some would define over 130 as elevated. The 67 diastolic is normal. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 80/44 currently, age 54 and taking blood pressure medication. What should we do?.

Blood pressure 80/44 currently, age 54 and taking blood pressure medication. What should we do?.

Too low: That bp is too low and your hypertension medication needs adjustment. You are in danger of fainting, especially when standing. Hold any further medication until you speak to your treating physician as soon as possible. Treatment goal is 120/80 for your age bracket. ...Read more

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Hi I just wanna ask about blood pressure coz my BP is 100/70 is it normal at age of 24 or its low?

Hi I just wanna ask about blood pressure coz my BP is 100/70 is it normal at age of 24 or its low?

Normal: Yes it is normal for a woman your age. Here is a blood pressure chart:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp ...Read more

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Is it okay to get a blood pressure rating of 140 - 70 at my age? (checking just after sitting around)

Is it okay to get a blood pressure rating of 140 - 70 at my age?  (checking just after sitting around)

High blood pressure: Your blood pressure is lowest before you get out of be in the morning and generally highest before dinner in the evening. Consistent blood pressure of 140/70 is considered as high blood pressure and at least needs to be repeated and taken again in the manner described above. Once the diagnosis of high blood pressure is determined appropriate referral and treatment may be indicated ...Read more

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Dear dr my age is 29 and my blood pressure level always high upto 130/95, what is your kind advice for me?

Dear dr my age is 29 and my blood pressure level always high upto 130/95, what is your kind advice for me?

Blood pressure: You should be on a salt controlled diet like the dash diet and on a regular exercise program. If the BP continues to rise, then pharmacologic treatment would be indicated addditionally. ...Read more

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Given my age and weight, why is my blood pressure 176/100? What should I do to lower it and how dangerous is just ignoring it?

A problem: A b/p consistantly over 140/90 is considered a problem and should be reduced. Recently, the levels of b/p considered a problem have been decreasing, and generally the lower the better(within reason). Discuss with your doctor ways to lower your b/p such as lifestyle changes, diet, or medication. ...Read more

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I am 61 years of age took my blood pressure this morning and it was 98/75 then I took it the second time and it was 104 /78 is this too low?

I am 61 years of age took my blood pressure this morning and it was 98/75 then I took it the second time and it was 104 /78 is this too low?

Many factors of BP: There are countless factors, including emotional, environmental, dietary, and internal that effect blood pressure. These readings are considered in a normal range but may be abnormal compared with your personal normals. They can be heavily effected if you are taking medication to control blood pressure. If feeling weakness, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Please describe the normal blood pressure for a person aged 56?

Please describe the normal blood pressure for a person aged 56?

Generally : An acceptablle blood pressure is less than 140/90. However depending on other factors such as diabetes or chronic kidney disease the targets might be lower. Still some controversy/confusion in this regard. Best advice is to see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why I am having high blood pressure at the age of 27?

Hard to say?: Blood pressure elevations occur for many different reasons. Diet, habits, medications, drugs, tobacco, recreationals, weight gain, stress, alcohol, issues with your kidneys, vessels, hormones, tumors and the like. If you have elevations of blood pressure, don't be like 50 million americans and don't get treated! get seen, get evaluated and get properly treated! ...Read more

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Normal blood pressure for male age 14?

140/85 or LESS: Your BP should be 140/85 or less at rest. It is normal for it to go up with activity and stress. You should check your BP after resting for 5 min. Females typically have low bp. I would not worry about low numbers unless you feel tired or dizzy. Young, skinny, healthy females typically have BP of 90/60 without problems. ...Read more