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How do I know if my blood pressure and heart rate are abnormal?

How do I know if my blood pressure and heart rate are abnormal?

Why worry!!: If you are worried that your BP and pulse is abnormal perhaps you are not feeling well, then please go see your doctor and not doctor yourself ok. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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How to tell if my blood pressure and heart rate are abnormal?

How to tell if my blood pressure and heart rate are abnormal?

See your doctor: Your doctor will answer preventative medical questions during your annual physical exam. Your pharmacy will check your pulse and blood pressure. The machine will tell you if it is normal. Normal heart rate is from 60 to 100. Normal blood pressure is 120 over 80 but the variation is vast. The top number can go as low as 100 if that is your usual reading and go up to 140. Lower number 60 to 94. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 130/90 heart rate 98?Is that too abnormal

My blood pressure is 130/90 heart rate 98?Is that too abnormal

Not normal: Normal BP if measured correctly, for a healthy adult is typically considered to be normal when between 90/60 and 120/80. Reading of130/90 would be considered high. If remains high, treatment may be needed. Heart rate is in the upper range of normal. ...Read more

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My blood pressure machine told me BP was 95 over 50 with a heart rate of 48 but said I have an irregular heartbeat. Dr said mine is normal. How?

My blood pressure machine told me BP was 95 over 50 with a heart rate of 48 but said I have an irregular heartbeat. Dr said mine is normal. How?

Do not take your BP: If you have an irregular beat, the BP machines may not be accurate. Also, measuring BP too often when it is not needed will create more anxiety and that in turn worsen bp. If your doctors says it is normal, you may have to control anxiety better. You need help. Do not let anxiety and hopelessness control your life as you sound like a healthy 23 yo. You are also taking supplements you don't need. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure and low heart rate in runners. Am I at risk for an abnormal arrhythmia setting in?

Low blood pressure and low heart rate in runners. Am I at risk for an abnormal arrhythmia setting in?

No: Very well conditioned athletes typically have low resting heart rates and low normal blood pressure that are a result of their excellent physical shape and not because of underlying heart disease. Now, if you are feeling faint, dizzy, light headed, weak or unwell in any other way seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I take to reduce my blood pressure and heart rate?

What can I take to reduce my blood pressure and heart rate?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer ! ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more