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Is Low Blood Pressure Worse Than High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Some people tolerate:
"higher" #'s & others "lower" #'s. I've always thought normal was about 90-110/60-70. Major organizations use different #'s, go to american heart association to see what they say (which I disagree with).
www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more
Relative: Low blood pressure would, I suppose, be defined by most of us as a mean pressure < 50-60mmhg (big number + 2*small number / 3 is a rough estimate) but the clinical answer is that unless you're symptomatic (dizzy, lightheaded, passing out) almost any BP is ok. High is any systolic number that is usually > 140 or bottom usually > 90. ...Read more
Sure: Though that said, the most common cause of low BP in patients previously with high BP is meds. That said, as the arteries get stiffer, it's easier to have large swings between your lower and higher bps. Make sure all measurements are being taken at rest and not around times of exercise. ...Read more
OK-?: If you have high bp, you should see a dr. And get it treated. Your treatment will involve following and monitoring your blood pressure on what specific regimen your dr. Presribes for you, and should ultimately involve keeping your BP in a normal range, so it does not go low. Good luck. ...Read more
Some people: Have widely variable bp...Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Guidelines: High BP is greater than 140/90.Low BP is more of a clinical determination. It usually occurs when the top number is less than100 and the person feels dizzy, weak, feels faint, esspecially when they stand up. ...Read more
Yes: Your doctor should be following your bp, and if it is becoming symptomatically low, then may need to reduce one or all of your meds. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure one day, and then high blood pressure the next?
If someone with low blood pressure began to take pills to lower high blood pressure, what would happen to that individual?
Depending: If people has no symptoms while his/her blood pressure is low, that might be normal for that specific person. If low blood pressure associates with symptoms, like dizziness, raising heart beat, sweating or tire, etc., then further check up by a physician is needed. It may caused by dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, endocrinological disorders, etc. ...Read more
My blood pressure is normal (110/70), but is it possible that I have high blood-pressure and low blood-pressure that are cancelling each other out?
Bp: When BP is measured it is a point in time. We don't report BP as an average of ups and downs without calling it an average and reporting the highs and lows. ...Read more
My mom has high blood pressure and my dad suffers from low blood pressure. What are the chances of either me or my brother getting it?
Let me explain:
High blood pressure can run in families. People can inherit genes that make them more likely to develop the condition. The risk for high blood pressure can increase even more when heredity is combined with unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking cigarettes and eating a poor diet.
A permanently low blood pressure may be inherited. So that mother as well as daughter is affected frequently. ...Read more
Hello my mom is 50 years old, her high blood pressure is 10 and low blood pressure is 6. is that normal?
Normal Not = Healthy: Normal only means Average. The numbers entered are not compatible with life. Be aware that most BP readings (especially all the digital gauges) are quite inaccurate & far less reliable than humans; just estimations; only represent a single heart beat for each number; from different heart beats. BP is hidden internal behavior which we adjust constantly, moment by moment. Read values yourself! ...Read more
What can use for low blood pressure. My mother suffer of high blood pressure, but sometimes it falls very low
I take synthroid (thyroxine). Is it safe for me to take korean ginseng? Does ginseng lower high blood pressure and elevates low blood pressure?
Please go online to "WebMD" and look for articles and comments about Ginseng.
OK for some, not for others. ...Read more
Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?
Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more
Does reversable ischemia give u high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Can anxiety give you stomach spasms?
Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks
No Easy Answers from: A distance. Everything you describe is a behavior/sign/symptom, none causal. Heart rate, strength of contraction (both heart functions) ; BP (mean arteriole resistance) are all controlled 24/7, split-second by split-second, by our brain/mind at below conscious, autonomic nervous system level. While alterations in heart muscle size & function (usual doc focus) are also a factor, these are secondary ...Read more
Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
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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