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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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Blood pressure is good sitting down 120/75. But just walking across room it goes to 140/90. I'm not over weight or in bad shape. Should I be concern?

Blood pressure is good sitting down 120/75. But just walking across room it goes to 140/90.  I'm not over weight or in bad shape. Should I be concern?

Yes, I think so: You're right, your resting blood pressure is fine. But it is unusual to see such a rise with quite minimal activity, especially at your age. Improving your conditioning would likely help...probably daily walking, something not too strenuous. Or you may be salt sensitive & need to really watch that. But first you should see your doctor; this needs evaluation to exclude kidney/adrenal/other problems ...Read more

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Blood pressure 140 over 66 is that good?

Blood pressure 140 over 66 is that good?

Bit high: A bit high. May not need medications unless you have diabetes or heart disease. Regular exercise, weight loss even by 10 pounds if you are overweight, avoiding excess alcohol and quitting smoking are all recommended. ...Read more

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Is 98 over 68 good or bad for blood pressure hart rate 73?

Is 98 over 68 good or bad  for blood pressure hart rate 73?

Vital signs: Those are good values to have. Blood pressure of 98/68 is within normal limits. ...Read more

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