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I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening, what to do?

I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening, what to do?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor. It may be truly elevated or it may be something related to the instrument and the way you are taking the blood pressure. Your doctor will check the blood pressure and take appropriate action. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What to do if I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening?

What to do if I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening?

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

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Should I be worried about a few high blood pressure readings in a day. One was 174/104?

Should I be worried about a few high blood pressure readings in a day. One was 174/104?

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

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high blood pressure reading 163/99, what to do?

 high blood pressure reading 163/99, what to do?

Below: If you are already on BP meds, call your DR for advice. If you are not on BP meds, see your DR and get started on meds. ...Read more

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Reading up on sign and symptoms of high blood pressure. Can you say more?

Reading up on sign and symptoms of high blood pressure. Can you say more?

Hypertension: Htn is called the "silent killer" for a reason meaning symptoms frequently occur late if at all. Talk to your physician & get screened. Preventive techniques include maintaining an ideal body weight, exercising regularly & moderating alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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What is the average blood pressure reading for someone with high blood pressure?

What is the average blood pressure reading for someone with high blood pressure?

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

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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?

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

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In order to be considered to have high blood pressure would all my readings be high? I have both normal and high readings through out the day

In order to be considered to have high blood pressure would all my readings be high? I have both normal and high readings through out the day

Optimal healthy=SBP: (sitting, resting, heart level) <120 mmHg (e.g.95 to 115 mmHg) & DBP <80 mmHg (typically ~40 mmHg lower). Which has greater correlation with problems over time? Overwhelmingly SBP. Even more so PP (Pulse Pressure=SBP-DBP difference). Of course, with any physical activity, anger, frustration (possibly fear), SBP rapidly goes up, but should return to healthy resting values within 10 minutes at most. ...Read more

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Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

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

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When should you go to emergency room for high blood pressure? I have a reading of 170/100 right now.

When should you go to emergency room for high blood pressure? I have a reading of 170/100 right now.

Blood pressure: If you had headache, dizziness or shortness of breath or chest pain with BP 170/100 going to the ER is appropriate. If no symptoms, then ER is usually not needed ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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