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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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


Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure ?

Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure ?

See below: During exercise, BP normally rises. This is healthy. Following exercise, BP falls, in facts, will fall below the baseline temporarily, because of the dilated blood vessels exercise causes. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How long will it take for daily exercise to start lowering blood pressure? Generally..... As I know every situation is different.

How long will it take for daily exercise to start lowering blood pressure? Generally..... As I know every situation is different.

Forever: While daily exercise is very good for you, it probably won't have a significant effect on your blood pressure. If you're overweight, dieting will rapidly lower your BP. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
Phlebology
25 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Hoping you can tell me, is lower blood pressure after exercise normal?

Hoping you can tell me, is lower blood pressure after exercise normal?

Yes : Lowering of blood pressure is a typical physiologic response to exercise. Rehydrate and cool down to mitigate this please. ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas Mexas Dr. Mexas
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Blood pressure 129/68. I already Exercise everyday. How do I lower my systolic blood pressure?

Blood pressure 129/68.  I already Exercise everyday.  How do I lower my systolic blood pressure?

Just fine: I wouldn't worry about lowering the top number any more. Cont with exercise, healthy diet and focus on keeping those numbers close to these values as you get older. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover Dr. Satinover
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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What causes my blood pressure to fluctuate so drastically throughout the day and evening. It actually gets lower after exercise?

What causes my blood pressure to fluctuate so drastically throughout the day and evening. It actually gets lower after exercise?

Probably age: As one gets older and at risk of persistent high blood pressure, vessels become much more subject to variable constriction. Noticing this as you have is very good: let your md know about it. He or she may want to study your responses a bit further and perhaps treat early. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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High blood pressure, 175/112 took medicine, what quick exercise i can do t lower it?

Don't exercise!: You don't want to pop your top, do you? First, you need to get your blood pressure under control with medicines! after that issue has stabilized, then concern yourself with low salt diet, low sugar diet, weight loss, decreased alcohol intake, quitting smoking, exercising to get into shape, and all of the other necessary lifestyle changes. Exercise right now will make your pressure increase! ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is there a way to find out why did my blood pressure and pulse decrease after exercise?

Is there a way to find out why did my blood pressure and pulse decrease after exercise?

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, the stroke volume increases necessitating lower heart rate for same cardiac output. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Blood Pressure 125/65. I already do P90X and Insanity exercise programs. How do I lower my systolic pressure?

Blood Pressure 125/65.  I already do P90X and Insanity exercise programs.  How do I lower my systolic pressure?

It's great that : You are exercising but you need to also make sure your optimizing your diet(think DASH as in low sodium high potassium and magnesium) but also that your sleep is optimized, your weight is in range and that your minimizing stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu Dr. Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
23 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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I have high blood pressure, not high enough for BP pills. Other then exercise what can I due to lower my bp. I have been stressed for years, no oulet?

I have high blood pressure, not high enough for BP pills. Other then exercise what can I due to lower my bp. I have been stressed for years, no oulet?

Fruits and vegetable: The dash diet or dietary approach to stop hypertension is a well researched and recommended plan for this purpose. Details here http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. James Chapman Dr. Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik Dr. Kaushik
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College
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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman Dr. Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine
43 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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How can I lower blood pressure?

Depends: Hi. If you're obese or overweight, weight loss may lower BP. Regular exercise may help lower BP. Weight loss is easier said than done, however. The most direct and proven means is to take BP meds ("antihypertensives"). Personally, I would never put off treating high BP with the hope that weight loss or exercise might control it. High BP injures and kills. Ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more