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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Increasing : Hypoglymia will trigger a sympathetic response increasing hr and bp. During hyperglycemia, if you are diabetic, the response will be lighter or none, depending in complications associated like hyperoamolar state and ketoacidosis, when the response will be stronger. ...Read more

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What are hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

What are hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar may cause palpitations or fast heart rate, and causes a weak, shaky feeling. Blood pressure may go up (due to heart working harder with stress) or down (due to overall weakness effect) or remain normal. If someone feels like sugar is low and unable to test right away, it's safe to eat/drink extra to bring sugar up than to wait and risk passing out, etc. ...Read more

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Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Why might someone have low heart rate and blood pressure?

Nature/ Genes: Low blood pressure and low pulse may be normal in people who always have been like that. They are of concern when they change significantly from the baseline BP or pulse. Pulses too low at any point of life (less than 40 ) are of concern. Athletes develope pulses in the 50s. Medicines may cause bradycardia in the 50s (digoxin, beta or calcium blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, diltiazem, verapamil. ...Read more

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Can the heart rate and blood pressure. Create problems in the kidneys?

Can the heart rate and blood pressure. Create problems in the kidneys?

Hypertension: Only uncontrolled chronic high blood pressure is likely to damage your kidneys. There are treatments to prevent this happening. ...Read more

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What is the normal heart rate and blood pressure for a 21 year old female?

What is the normal  heart rate and blood pressure for a 21 year old female?

60, 120/80: In general, your pulse should be under 100. Over 100 is considered to be a fast heart rate. Ideal is about 60. Blood pressure should be 120/80, but most ladies have lower blood pressure. It could be 90/60 and its still normal. 140/90 should be checked by a doctor. It always good to get readings out side of the dr's office since some people at the doctors have white coat hypertension. ...Read more

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In what situation does your adrenaline really kick in? Heart rate and blood pressure go up?

In what situation does your adrenaline really kick in?  Heart rate and blood pressure go up?

Fight or flight: During periods or stress or peril our body compensates by releasing adrenaline (norepinephrine) to increase our abilitly to repond to those situations. ...Read more

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I'm a 70 yr old male, 199 lb, 6' What should my heart rate, and blood pressure be? Thanks for your time.

I'm a 70 yr old male, 199 lb, 6'
What should my heart rate, and blood pressure be?
Thanks for your time.

Resting or max?: A resting heart rate is 60-100 bpm depending on your medical condition. Your theoretical maximum heart rate (HEAVY exertion - marathon, for example) is 220-age, or 150 bpm. You shouldn't strive for this number; 60%-80% of this (ie 90-120 bpm) is a good number for exercise. The SBP (upper) should be <120 mmHg & DBP (lower) should be <80 mmHg. SBP of 121-130 or DBP 81-90 is pre-hypertension. TTYD. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your heart rate and blood pressure to go up when playing a video game you get excited or scared by? Or is this bad for the body?

Is it normal for your heart rate and blood pressure to go up when playing a video game you get excited or scared by? Or is this bad for the body?

Anxiety: It is not unusual for a 'gamer' to react to the excitement of the game by increased heart rate and blood pressure. It would be unusual for these to be excessive and your doctor can judge this for you. If the responses are physiologic then they should not cause long term problems. If they are excessive heart rate and/or blood pressure problems could arise. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between a person's heart rate and blood pressure?

What is the correlation between a person's heart rate and blood pressure?

Related / separate: Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of blood circulating in the arteries. The heart rate measures how many beats per minute the heart is squeezing. Generally, the heart rate will increase when the blood pressure begins to fall to maintain the same blood flow. A slower heart rate can make the blood pressure fall unless the volume of blood being ejected is large (such as in athletes). ...Read more

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If you are calming heart rate while checking blood pressure, do heart rate and blood pressure affect each other?

If you are calming heart rate while checking blood pressure, do heart rate and blood pressure affect each other?

Depends: During relaxation, both tend to fall independently. If you're shot, your BP will fall and your heart rate will rise. ...Read more

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What to do if heart rate and blood pressure high?

What to do if heart rate and blood pressure high?

Evaluation: Consistently elevated BP and HR should be evaluated with a thorough history and physical, ECG and likely other laboratory tests. I suggest you make and appointment with a good primary care physician for an initial evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the normal heart rate and blood pressure?

Can you tell me the normal heart rate and blood pressure?

Varies per person: But normal heart rate at rest should be between 60-90 and blood pressure should be between 90-140 systolic over 60-90 diastolic ... ...Read more

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Besides being on a beta blocker, is there a way to control random adrenaline surges which raise heart rate and blood pressure?

Besides being on a beta blocker, is there a way to control random adrenaline surges which raise heart rate and blood pressure?

Look for cause.: Beta blockers are very effective in controlling excess adrenergic activity. If they are not effective, perhaps the underlying cause should be thoroughly investigated. Excess anxiety can sometimes cause this as can tumors of the adrenal medulla. Consult your primary care or an endocrinologist for advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more