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How To Check My Blood Pressure
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
You cannot: You can only measure your blood pressure with a device designed to do so. There are many kinds and are readily available for $30-80. Free ones are in most chain drug stores. If this is a problem, perhaps you could borrow one from a friend. High blood pressure is a silent killer. If concerned, get tested, examined and treated. (50,000,000 untreated in the USA!). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood pressure dropped to 87/57 I have reduced my intake to 1/2 how long do think it will take to get my blood pressure back to normal?
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Many choices: Before medication, diet and exercise can go an awful long way in controlling high blood pressure. Should that not be enough, there are literally dozens of drugs over several classes that can be used to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate medication based on your individual needs. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
He can: There are many medications that can reduce the diastolic blood pressure. A combination of several of them might be needed but it should be possible to lower the pressure. Of course, if you are on several medications, you are more likely to get side effects. So the problem is lowering it without intolerable side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 103/65 normal blood pressure for me? I want to lkmow how to understand my blood pressure machine
In person: Blood pressure can only be measured in person. Many drug stores have a blood pressure instrument that will do it for you and give you the result. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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