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Doctor insights on: How Do Blood Pressure Regulators Detect Blood Pressure Levels

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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What are dangerous levels for blood pressure?

What are dangerous levels for blood pressure?

Shock: High blood pressure causes problem by causing a little damage to your vessels each time your heart beats. It is this chronic damage that results in heart attacks strokes and kidney problems. Looking at what is a dangerous level is all about drama. A dangerous level is 85/50. It means you are in shock. ...Read more

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What is the optimal range for blood pressure levels?

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What is the optimal range for blood pressure levels?

Less than 120/80: Normal blood pressure (BP) is less than 120/80 for all adults. While we don't treat most unless repeated BP greater than 140/90, we won't treat elderly (older than 60yo) until greater than 150/90 on 2 or more occasions. With that said, recent studies show no benefit to driving BP down below 120/80. Instead, taking enough meds to drop below 140/90 (or 150/90 if older) is fine. Don't forget lifestyl ...Read more

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Does pH levels significantly affects blood pressure?

Does pH levels significantly affects blood pressure?

No : Ph levels should not affect blood pressure. It can be other way around. Low blood pressure not enough to perfuse blood to your organs can result in low ph. ...Read more

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What your blood pressure should be around what level?

What your blood pressure should be around what level?

Ideal : Blood pressure is 120/80 with 'normal" being less than 130/80 . Treatment is recommended for 140/90 unless diabetes or kidney dysfunction is present. In such cases the goal is 130/80. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

It Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on age, gender, and height percentiles. For a full chart, check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is 120/90 a good blood pressure level for a 48 year old man? What does the 9 represent? Thank you.

Diastolic HTN: 120 is excellent. But the 90 needs to be worked on. It indicates that your diastolic blood pressure is high which means your heart is working against more pressure than it would like to. Minimize salt, try dash diet, exercise, lose weight, don't smoke, and avoid stress and you may be able to get it to around 80 millimeters of mercury where it should be. Good luck to you. ...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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I have recently had blood pressure rise at night to 140/100.It rarely reaches such a level during the daytime. Can you please tell me why this happens?

I have recently had blood pressure rise at night to 140/100.It rarely reaches such a level during the daytime. Can you please tell me why this happens?

High blood pressure : Blood pressure varies all the time. You may experience stress or excitement. Check with your doctor may be a good idea. Although you may not have any symptoms from high blood pressure. ...Read more