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How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

Systolic Pressure (Definition)

The systolic blood pressure (the larger or "top" number of a reading) measures the pressure of the blood coursing through a vessel at its peak. It is a function of both how dilated the blood vessels are overall, the amount of blood in those vessels, and the force of squeeze generated by the heart. This number is the primary target ...Read more


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What does it mean if a systolic pressure is normal and the diastolic is low? 126/60

What does it mean if a systolic pressure is normal and the diastolic is low? 126/60

Normal: Don't worry, this is common and normal to see. Oftentimes automated blood pressure cuffs have difficulty in finding an accurate diastolic BP (the lower number). A wide difference (>80) between the systolic and diastolic pressures would be abnormal and worth investigation. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my systolic pressure always higher than normal but diastolic always normal?

Why might it be that my systolic pressure always higher than normal but diastolic always normal?

Hypertension: You may have isolated systolic hypertension. The diastolic bloop pressure does not need to be elevated to have hypertension. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is lower blood pressure after exercise normal?

Hoping you can tell me, is lower blood pressure after exercise normal?

Yes: Lowering of blood pressure is a typical physiologic response to exercise. Rehydrate and cool down to mitigate this please. ...Read more

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What is a normal blood pressure for a 32 year old female after exercise?

What is a normal blood pressure for a 32 year old female after exercise?

120/80 or lower: Your BP will rise with exercise, especially with weight training, but once you've cooled down you BP should return to no higher than 120/80, and the lower the better in general. ...Read more

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Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg systolic BP 112. ..What does this mean is it bad?

Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg systolic BP 112. ..What does this mean is it bad?

Left-to-right shunt?: The assessment of right ventricular size by is not highly accurate. If the right ventricle truly is enlarged (better assessed by mri) the most likely cause is a left-to-right shunt. "pre-tricuspid" left-to-right shunts cause rv enlargement. Possibilities include anomalous pulmonary vein connection or atrial septal defect. These are not always evaluated in an adult echo lab. ...Read more

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Is having a consistently lower than normal diastolic blood pressure a good or bad thing (i.e between 40-50 mmhg) if the systolic pressure is the normal range (i.e in the 90s mmhg)?

Is having a consistently lower than normal diastolic blood pressure a good or bad thing (i.e between 40-50 mmhg) if the systolic pressure is the normal range (i.e in the 90s mmhg)?

Prob normal for you: There are some red flags associated with a low diastolic blood pressure in older people (may mean arteries are stiffer, or taking too much of an anti--hypertensive drug (s), but in a young male such as yourself, it is likely normal. Especially since your systolic blood pressure, while normal, is on the low side, too. Unless you have symptoms such as dizziness/light-headedness, I would not worry:) ...Read more

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Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg? Ideas?

Echo findings are within normal limits except for mild to moderate right ventricular enlargement right ventricular systolic pressure 21 mmhg? Ideas?

Accuracy: Echo is not an accurate or reliable test for rv enlargement. If there is a question, you would need an mri. Often, the absence of associated findings (e.g. Severe tricuspid regurgitation, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, intra cardiac shunting, changes of RVH on ekg, abnormal pulmonary vessels on chest xray) are enough to make rve unlikely. ...Read more

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As new guideline says meds are for systolic pressure over 150 for those over 60 what happens to those on meds whose systolic no is below 150 with meds?

Don't change anythin: Until you go over these new recommendations with your personal physician, who knows you much more intimately than this panel of experts. ...Read more

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Why is systolic pressure higher than diastolic?

Why is systolic pressure higher than diastolic?

Systolic blood: Pressure is essentially the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood while diastolic pressure is the pressure measured while the heart is relaxing and receiving blood. Therefore systolic BP is higher than diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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What's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

What's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

Both, actually: In actuality, they're both important for their own reasons. The systolic pressure should be lower than 120 and the diastolic lower than 80 for optimal health and risk reduction (i.e. Heart disease and stroke). ...Read more

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Why does systolic pressure decrease during inspiration?

Why does systolic pressure decrease during inspiration?

Pressure: Simple answer, it doesn't always increase with inspiration. It is a complicated interplay of hemodynamics and respiratory physiology, body position, body fluid status, cardiovascular condition and status and other factors. ...Read more

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How much can blood pressure increase after exercise?

Variable: It's not unusual for BP to get up to 200 with really vigorous exercise. If it gets much higher than that, it's getting a bit too high. ...Read more

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If a diastolic pressure rises a lot more than the systolic pressure, what does it mean?

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If a diastolic pressure rises a lot more than the systolic pressure, what does it mean?

Not much: Wether your diastolic pressure is rising more than your systolic pressure means the same as when it is the other way around. It is hypertension and to be treated the same. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my blood pressure stays high after exercise, higher than before exercise. Why?

Should I be concerned if my blood pressure stays high after exercise, higher than before exercise. Why?

Cool down: There is a physiologic sequence to BP changes immediately following exercise: first it rises, then it gradually falls to levels below baseline. To see the full effect, take your blood pressure once a minute for the first 10 minutes after exercise while you remain lying down at complete rest (better yet, have someone else check it for you). ...Read more

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Blood pressure decreased to 65/54 after exercise. Felt very lightheaded. Causes? I'm an athlete

Blood pressure decreased to 65/54 after exercise. Felt very lightheaded. Causes? I'm an athlete

Dehydrated?: Maybe good athlete but that is low, if pulse isn't fast like 90 then might be normal but if lightheaded see cardiologist for stress echocardiogram to be sure. ...Read more

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How to lower systolic pressure?

How to lower systolic pressure?

Salt and wt: Avoid salt and lose weight. (if you don't need to lose wt, just restrict salt). If that doesn't work, you'll need medication. ...Read more

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How is systolic pressure measured?

How is systolic pressure measured?

Systolic blood press: Is the value of the first sound heard as the blood pressure cuff is released after it is pumped up. ...Read more

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High disystolic pressure than systolic pressure how n why?

High disystolic pressure than systolic pressure how n why?

See below: Diastolic hypertension is common at younger ages. After 50 or so systolic hypertension is more common. Both need to be treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: systolic pressure?

What is the definition or description of: systolic pressure?

Perfusion Pressure: The systolic blood pressure (the larger or "top" number of a reading) measures the pressure of the blood coursing through a vessel at its peak. It is a function of both how dilated the blood vessels are overall, the amount of blood in those vessels, and the force of squeeze generated by the heart. This number is the primary target of blood pressure treatment. ...Read more

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How long does blood pressure stay elevated after exercise?

How long does blood pressure stay elevated after exercise?

Fitness: Depends on your physical fitness. A healthy heart will recover from exercise faster than an unhealthy one. A good rule of thumb is that your heart rate should decrease by 20pts within 2 minutes. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more