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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 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