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Is 120 Over 60 A Good 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
That is good: One should also check the diastolic BP reading as well. ...Read more
Blood pressure: 110/60 pulse of 90. Is norrnal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
High BP: This blood pressure reading is high. Was it taken at rest? (not right after exercise or otherwise moving around, etc) are you overweight, such that your BP cuff might be small for your arm? If these conditions were not going on, you'd want to continue monitoring your BP & working with your physician on reducing it. Generally you want a BP no higher than 120/80. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both are high: I'm a bit more concerned about the pulse and would like to know if it's normally that high or if you are having any other symptoms (eg dizziness or shortness of breath). If it is an accurate pulse and has not already been addressed, then I recommend consulting a physician right away. Treating blood pressure in this range (if it is not temporarily high) would lower risk of vascular/kidney disease ...Read more
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