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What is the average blood pressure reading for someone with high blood pressure?

What is the average blood pressure reading for someone with high blood pressure?

See below: The systolic blood pressure is considered elevated (at rest) if it's 140 mmHg or greater until age 59. At age 60, the systolic blood pressure is considered elevated of it is 150 mmHg or greater. There is no general average for patients who have hypertension, but you can trend your individual average blood pressure. ...Read more

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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


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Food recommended for high blood pressure person..

Food recommended for high blood pressure person..

Lower sodium: You'd want to lower your sodium intake, and increase your potassium. You can do the first part by eliminating processed foods as much as possible, because those often have lots of sodium in them. Read the labels of soups & frozen foods! high potassium foods include all leafy greens like spinach & kale; baked potato w/skin on; white beans; winter squash; bananas, dried apricots, nuts, etc, . ...Read more

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What is too low for blood pressure in children?

What is too low for blood pressure in children?

Depends on situation: Premi's/newborns/toddlers/older kids all have different standards. A rough rule for older kids is systolic pressure (top number) should never be less than 70 + twice their age in years. (age 1-10). ...Read more

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Help docs, is having more than 10 medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol considered normal?

Help docs, is having more than 10 medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol considered normal?

Challenging : This is not unusual for a diabetic. Diabetes affects many parts of the body and controlling it is essential to prevent complications. Blood pressure and cholesterol are more challenging to treat in diabetics, and often require several meds. If your diabetes is related to weight, then weight loss, diet and exercise will help tremendously. Take control and you will see enormous benefits. ...Read more

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Is a low pulse rate with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly woman?

Is a low pulse rate with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly woman?

Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If i can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Many Risks: Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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What is considered high blood pressure in teens?

What is considered high blood pressure in teens?

Teen BP: Among adults, there are clear numerical guidelines for diagnosis, but this is not true for teenagers. This is mostly because teenagers do not have the same risks (such as a heart attack) as adults. As with adults, adolescents with BP levels greater than or equal to 120/80 mmHg should be considered prehypertensive. “Hypertension is defined as average SBP and/or DBP that is greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for sex, age, and height on three or more occasions” “Prehypertension in children is defined as average SBP or DBP levels that are greater than or equal to the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile” ...Read more

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Blood pressure very high 200/96 inspite of many tab for bp, blood sugar also high around 260. She has a hb count 8.5 inspite vitcofol 2ml weekly. Help?

Blood pressure very high 200/96 inspite of many tab for bp, blood sugar also high around 260. She has a hb count 8.5 inspite vitcofol 2ml weekly. Help?

Needs urgent care: A BP of 200/96 in someone with heart disease is very dangerous. The blood sugar is also rather high (vitcofol wont help that) but the BP is more dangerous. Causes of resistant hypertension include: 1. Sodium retention - low salt diet and a loop diuretic such as Furosemide can substantially reduce bp 2. High aldosterone levels - spironolactone can block these. Need to see a doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Is low heart rate of 60 and high blood pressure 154/92 bad for surgery?

Is low heart rate of 60 and high blood pressure 154/92 bad for surgery?

Yes it may be: It depends on the surgery.There is incresed chance of blood loss during and after the surgery it is advisable to lower systolic to less than 140, if it is elective surgery. Emergency surgery can be done with elevated blood pressure as anesthetist can monitor the blood pressure and keep it under control during surgery and post op BP can be monitored by internist or family physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a high systolic number and low diastolic number for blood pressure?

Is it normal to have a high systolic number and low diastolic number for blood pressure?

Common, not normal: Many possible causes. Frequently part of aging effects on arteries, making them less flexible. It commonly happens with anxiety, pain, strenuous exertion. It should not always be like this when tested. There are medications that work well for this type of high blood pressure. If either systolic and diastolic number stay high, there is risk for heart attack and stroke, and both need treatment. ...Read more

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Average weight to avoid high blood pressure?

Average weight to avoid high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure: Stop: Use this link to calculate your ideal weight: http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and stimulants e.g. Caffeine, getting enough sleep and treating sleep apnea all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke. ...Read more

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Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Too many options: If you have resistant blood pressure, you may need to make sure you do not have a secondary cause such as a kidney or hormonal problem. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can do also be a cause. Obesity and failure to lose wight with diet and exercise can also prevent medication from working. You may need to be on at least 4 types of drugs to lower your blood pressure. You may need to see a hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

What causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

Being athletic: This is physiologic rather than pathologic when a large stroke volume, often accompanied by a slow heart rate, is produced by the very strong heart. I've seen it often as a sometime sports physician. ...Read more

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High blood pressue averages 175/180. Diastlolic average low 60. Pulse rate average 50 at rest. Have been prescribed 5mg amlodipine . Is this ok? 67

High blood pressue averages 175/180.  Diastlolic average low 60. Pulse rate average 50 at rest.  Have been prescribed 5mg amlodipine .  Is this ok? 67

Amlodipine for BP: 70 M BP 180/60 prescribed amlodipine 5 mg. OK? I specialize in high BP. I and guidelines would generally do following but check with ur team. First get a number of readings with home device that is accurate on u. See my checklist. Then if above 140 at your age begin DASH eating plan See my checklist. BP not ...Read more

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What food for high blood pressure?

Avoid salt: Best to avoid salt in your food/meals as a good first attempt at lowering your blood pressure. Learn to read nutrition labels and search for "sodium" which you should keep less than 2, 000mg/d. Also look for foods high in potassium and magnesium (rather than sodium) as some studies suggest that higher levels of both are associated w/better outcomes. This usually entails eating lots of fruits & vegg. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

See your doctor: High blood pressure in b a young child can have several causes but are more likely to have a medical cause beyond just being overweight. Seeing a doctor to check for signs of kidney, thyroid or heart disease is important. Sometimes it is more a matter of the blood pressure having been checked incorrectly, so if you are getting high readings in a drugstore have your doctor re-check the pressure. ...Read more

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

No.: Just watch the salt in your food. Too much salt causes more high prtessure than the meat. ...Read more

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Which comes first of low blood pressure and high pulse rate?

Either : Frequently a high pulse rate is compensatory for low bllod pressure to maintain cardiac output, howver a high pulse rate can cause low blood pressure as the heart is unable to adequately fill with blood in diastole(period when the heart is relaxing). ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more