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Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Hypertension is a validated major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and requires thoughtful and effective treatment. Most cases of low blood pressure are benign unless accompanied by dizziness or altered consciousness. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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What is worse: low blood pressure or high blood pressure? What is easier to fix?

What is worse: low blood pressure or high blood pressure? What is easier to fix?

Depends: High blood pressure can cause damage to the blood vessels of your organs and can cause strain to your heart. .. Low blood pressure can result in not enough blood and oxygen going to your organs and can cause you to faint or your organs to malfunction. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

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

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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

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

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What is considered a high blood pressure and what is considered a low blood pressure?

What is considered a high blood pressure and what is considered a low blood pressure?

There is a range: Generally the diastolic (lower number) must be over 90 to consider it hypertension. The range for the upper number (systolic) is broader but is a problem when over 130. The low end is about 50 diastolic but tolerance for this varies. ...Read more

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What is considered low blood pressure and what would be considered high blood pressure?

What is considered low blood pressure and what would be considered high blood pressure?

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

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I'm just wondering, if you have high blood pressure can you have bouts of low blood pressure?

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

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Which can lead to serious problems high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Which can lead to serious problems high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Either: A good blood pressure is a normal blood pressure. Both high and low have associated risks. ...Read more

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I have a question about low blood pressure I have high blood pressure but never low

I have a question about low blood pressure I have high blood pressure but never low

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

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain). ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between high blood pressure and low blood pressure?

I want to know what is the difference between high blood pressure and low blood pressure?

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

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Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

Would it be unhealthy to have very low blood pressure while taking meds for high blood pressure?

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

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What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure one day, and then high blood pressure the next?

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Emotional BP: Such high low pressure is common when you have anxiety, anger, and be very sensitve. Take it easy. ...Read more

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I always hear about the concerns of high blood pressure, but what about low blood pressure?

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

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How would I determine if my mother has high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Normal blood: Pressure range: systolic- 100-130. Diastolic-60-85. High BP would be higher than 130/85.
Low blood pressure would be lower than 100/60. But this may be relative. Some people with BP say 110/70 and feels dizzy, to them this reading is low. Check more info online. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Wondering if it's better to have low blood pressure or high blood pressure with a head injury?

Wondering if it's better to have low blood pressure or high blood pressure with a head injury?

Normal or high: In terms of a severe closed injury, low blood pressure is correlated with a poorer outcome. With milder forms of head injury, it is less significant. ...Read more

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Hello my mom is 50 years old, her high blood pressure is 10 and low blood pressure is 6. is that normal?

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

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Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Depends.........: Depending on a lot of things including age, hydration, medications, fitness, current activity, pain, and many more, pulse and BP can both be high, both be low, one high and one low, or the other way. There's is not rule for that one - sorry. ...Read more

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Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

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

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Untreated-low BP: When the adrenal glands don't work, blood pressure can be low if someone is not yet diagnosed or under-treated for the condition. An addisonian crisis can cause blood pressures to plummet leading to shock. ...Read more

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Do dilated veins mean high blood pressure and thin veins mean low blood pressure?

Do dilated veins mean high blood pressure and thin veins mean low blood pressure?

No: Blood pressure is related to arteries, not veins. Dilated or relaxed arteries lead to lower blood pressure while tightened or contracted arteries lead to higher bp. ...Read more

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Does reversable ischemia give u high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Can anxiety give you stomach spasms?

Does reversable ischemia give u high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Can anxiety give you stomach spasms?

Ischemia: Reversible ischemia is a term used to describe findings on a nuclear stress test which reflect an arterial narrowing. Elevated BP is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Why do I experience a low heart rate with normal/high blood pressure and a high heart rate with low blood pressure? Thanks

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

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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