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How Do Blood Pressure Regulators Detect Blood Pressure Levels
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Dear dr my age is 29 and my blood pressure level always high upto 130/95, what is your kind advice for me?
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?
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