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High Blood Pressure Readings Chart
Hypertension: Yes, you should be concerned. This blood pressure reading is too high. You should get checked by your primary care provider. You may not have any problems at all, but if you blood pressure is this high, you may need to be on medicine to correct it. I'd recommend seeing someone fairly soon about it. ...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
HTN/Sitting: It depends how high is high. If you have no other symptoms that would suggest an acute issue which is does not seem like all that may be needed is adjustment of your medication and the time period and dosing of the medication ...Read more
High blood pressure take readings 4 times a day they are 125/53 , 115/47 and goes up to 174/91 take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?
Your baseline: Pressures are normal. The sudden increase in pressure comes from the stress of worrying about blood pressure. Your medications are useless. Poor diet can make a difference to the way that your brain reacts to stress. Stop worrying about blood pressure and look to your diet. ...Read more
See below: The systolic blood pressure is considered elevated (at rest) if it's 140 mmHg or greater until age 59. At age 60, the systolic blood pressure is considered elevated of it is 150 mmHg or greater. There is no general average for patients who have hypertension, but you can trend your individual average blood pressure. ...Read more
When should you go to emergency room for high blood pressure? I have a reading of 170/100 right now.
Yes.: That's simply too high, especially if this would be a normal reading for you. If you get numbers like this regularly, you need medication. ...Read more
My mom (59) had very high blood pressure yesterday (180/110). Although she took ENAP her reading this morning was 140/100. Please tell me what to do?
More info: If ENAP is a new med, stay on it and bood pressure will continue to drop over 2 weeks. If this is a chronic med, talk to your doc about raising dose or adding another med. ...Read more
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