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Is Bp Readings High
Alwz my 1st BP reading high. My first reading 155/87 after few minutes it's 126/74 and 122/70. So I want to know which one is correct.?
Measure BP correctly: Probably the second or third. Remember that if you have to measure BP you should do it after resting 5-10 min, relaxed, sitting down and not after rushing and worried about bp. At age 24, if you are healthy and without the diagnosis of hbp, you should not measure your BP routinely unless ordered by your md. ...Read more
Is it possible to have hypertension at 22 y/o? If I'm not completely relaxed and sitting still, my BP readings are usually high. It's never much lower than 120/80. I'm not overweight and don't smoke.
My resting supine blood pressure is 114/54 and sitting 122/64. Have pots, is it safe to try fludrocortisone with them BP readings? Don't want high bp
It's safe: It's safe but you should use the smallest possible dose that's effective and monitor your bp. You didn't mention your heart rates above? ...Read more
I only get elevated BP readings under stress as high as 192/112 but then as low as 100/60 when relaxed. What is going on?
Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff I get normal readings.
I have sinus and hypertension. Am on bp med. But readings still high. Sinus is killing me especially in winter. What do I do?
Sinus congestion: Ah, Zambia is in the Southern hemisphere so your approaching winter is our approaching summer! Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-11/sinus-congestion for non-drug options to treat sinus congestion. Avoid decongestants as you're doing as they can increase blood pressure. Chat w/your FamilyDoc about nasal steroids, antihistamines (nasal & oral) & leukotriene inhibitor. Etc. ...Read more
What's the best trestment for white coat syndrome? I get soooo nervous at dr. Appts and get an insanely high BP reading but normal at home.
See below: You've taken the first step by acknowledging your difficulty. Psychologically the next step would be to identify your fears specifically and then confront them rationally careful to remove our tendency to catastrophize. Let your doctors know of your fear so they can help. There is a very nice review here: http://www. Webmd. Com/anxiety-panic/features/beyond-white-coat-syndrome? ...Read more
After running/walking for 40 min I took a high bp reading and it came out high 140/90. Is this bad? I am 25 years old with no history of high bp?
Time of BP Reading: It depends on when you measured your BP. It is not unusual to be high immediately after moderate - vigorous exercise but your BP will drop down to normal (120/80 or less) after resting for a few hours. If it stays persistently elevated even when you don't exercise then you will need to follow up with your doctor. Take care ...Read more
I seem to always get a high BP reading in the dr. Office. I was worried and started checking at home and BP is normal. Would I need anxiety meds maybe?
Anxiety and BP: Your high BP reading in the dr's office suggests worried thinking/anxiety associated with the dr visit. This by itself may not require anti-anxiety medication, but if you suffer from anxiety in other situations it may be helpful to consider it. Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy may be of help in reducing your anxiety. ...Read more
I had high BP readings at work. 120/70-80 at home. Is my high BP reading bcoz of my post strep gn? Or kdney dse? Normal s.Crea and urine. Hi choles.
Hi BP: Your reading of 120/70-80 are within normal limits. ...Read more
Last 2010 I have 3 high BP reading. Blood and urine test all normal except for highldl. My father have htn. Is it coz of kdney dse? My BP now alwys120/80
Familial: The great majority of hypertension cases are familial rather than due to kidney disease. To prevent your blood pressure from becoming high, avoid excess salt, maintain a good weight and exercise regularly. You need dietary advice to lower your ldl. You have no evidence of kidney disease. ...Read more
My 1st BP reading is 134/82, 2nd reading 122/77 and 3rd 116/74. Why my 1st reading alwz high and which reading should I consider?
I'm usually nervous when getting my BP checked at dr office and get a ridiculous high reading but get a good one at home. What can I do about it?
Calibrate your cuff!: I ask my patients to record their blood pressure readings at home and then bring in both their readings & their BP machine. Then I check their BP using their cuff and our office machine w/o changing position in between. That tells me whether your cuff reads high or low compared to ours and allows me to better interpret your readings at home. And be sure to use right size cuff for your arm. ...Read more
For 4 years I had single reading BP 150/80, 140/80, 130/90 at work settings. Now my BP is consistently @120/70-80day and night. Is my risk of CKD high? Pls
CKD?: You are awfully young to have hypertension, (h) as you started at age 19. Did they investigate you for a secondary cause of h, such as a conn's tumor? You major risk of CKD is your protein in your urine (p). Get a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and p. You will probably need to start an drug such as ramipril 20 mg/day to reduce your p. People with p have more heart attacks, strokes and ckd. ...Read more
For 4 years I had single reading BP of 150/80, 140/80, 130/90 at work settings. Now my BP is consistently @120/70-80day and night. Is my risk of CKD high?
Dumb question. How do I know if I really have high bp. I get low readings and high readings. What's going on here?
Take BP properly!: Know that your BP varies in 24 hrs. Make sure that your sygmomanometer is well calibrated. You may get low BP readings if you are dehydrated especially in gym! ...Read more
"if" someone does have high bp, do the readings usually stay high the whole day/evening or do they lower at times to "normal".
Fluctuate: BP normally fluctuates. High BP is defined as "basal" bp, that is, BP that remain elevated, on average, at complete rest in a calm comfortable setting. BP is dynamic (always changing) and high levels during exercise is healthy/physiologic. High levels at rest are not. Conversely, BP averages are used, so occ. Normal pressure at rest with a high average still needs to be controlled. ...Read more
My BP varies so much that I really don't know if I have high bp. Some readings good and some are a little high. How go I know if I need meds?
My bp reading is 145/109 I no this is very high do I see a dr right away or do I make lifestyle changes first and see if I can lower it on my own?
See a physician: Asap. I suggest monitoring your BP 3 times daily with a reliable BP cuff until seen and bring readings to your PCP. ...Read more
Follow up. If my my BP varies do I have high bp. Should I check at home and if the average is > 140/90 it's high. I sometimes see readings like 144/78?
Normal 110-139/60-89: Blood pressure varies throughout the day and it is dependent of your body size/height, and activities etc. In a healthy person, pressure may be well over 200 during weight lifting and could be below 100 during sleep. But if your average BP while awake/at rest that is consistently above 140 I would consider that high for 48 yr old regardless of your height/weight...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Close to the arm:
The arm BP is compared to the ankle bp, as in abi= ankle brachial index, which is used to assess the circulation in the legs. Ideally, we hope the ratio is about "1"... With
the ankle and foot pulses easily felt by hand. Higher ankle pressure may mean diseased arterial blood vessels, calcifications, as is often found in diabetes. ...Read more
No: That is not a bad reading but was it fasting. If so check 2 hours after a meal and see what you get. ...Read more
Probably not: Is this a fasting blood sugar? Meaning, did you take it after having not eaten in 12 hours? If not, it doesn't mean anything - yet. In order to tell if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, you have to check your sugar when fasting. If you are concerned, start exercising, eat a healthier diet and see your doctor for fasting blood work. ...Read more
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