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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

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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What does it mean to have a lil high top number and a lil low bottom number in blood pressure ? What is normal range?

What does it mean to have a lil high top number and a lil low bottom number in blood pressure ? What is normal range?

How do you feel?: "low blood pressure" is a pop diagnosis . The numbers (top is highest it gets when the heart beats, bottom is lowest when the heart relaxes) need only be high enough to keep the blood flowing around your body. Stop worrying about "normal ranges" and ask the real question -- is your body working? ...Read more

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Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low broad pressure: Low blood pressure on the normal range changes with age is different for children for adult women less than 90/60 is usually low for man less than about 100/60 is usually low ...Read more

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Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Please answer! what number of low blood pressure is considered dangerous?

Low bp: Whatever the low level is, if it is producing symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadness or orthostatic symptoms; we consider it dangerous. ...Read more

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I get blood pressure reading -what does it mean if the bottom number is low?

I get blood pressure reading -what does it mean if the bottom number is low?

Bottom number: Bottom number is always lower than the upper number.You need to tell us what the upper and lower numbers are.Than only we can answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it normal for blood pressure to be 102/55 and then next minute 120/85 then another minute 114/67? Systolic low number scares me. Male 22.

Normal BP: Your blood pressure is normal. Normal blood pressure fluctuates. There is nothing in your two numbers given you age that is in any way unhealthy or dangerous do not be scared. This is unnecessary worry. ...Read more

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How can I keep my diastolic number low when checking my own blood pressure?

How can I keep my diastolic number low when checking my own blood pressure?

Treat hypertension: If you have hypertension, either systolic or diastolic, be sure you follow a low sodium diet, exercise and be in ideal body weight. If you need medicines: Take them REGULARLY. There are NO shortcuts IF you are going to measure your BP be sure you use the right technique after resting for a few minutes and do it with reliable BP machine. Trust your doctors ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/65 is that good i feel like my bottom number is too low?

My blood pressure is 112/65 is that good i feel like my bottom number is too low?

An excellent reading: An ideal blood pressure is 120/70 or less. While it is possible for a person to have too low a blood pressure, this rarely happens unless the patient is on too much medication to treat high blood pressure. A blood pressure of 130/80 or less is still fine. We usually start treatment for readings of 140/90 and higher. In short, your reading is great. Don't touch a thing. ...Read more

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Is an average blood pressure of 95/65 ok for an active, fit 45 yr old, or is it too low? Sometimes the top number drops to 90. Feel tired a lot!

Depends: Some people live at lower blood pressures especially smaller framed females. The tiredness could be related or could be related to various other hinge including anemia. You can start with a Cbc blood test to evaluate for anemia. ...Read more

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My blood pressure fluncuates between extreamly low to extreamly high as does my pulse. What is a safe normal fluncuating number i know 120/80 is ideal?

My blood pressure fluncuates between extreamly low to extreamly high as does my pulse. What is a safe normal fluncuating number i know 120/80 is ideal?

Varies: Older a person is, and the more risk factors for stroke and heart disease, the more dangerous fluctuations could be. Normal to have large fluctuations during exercise, extreme anxiety/stress. If at rest, something may be wrong. Heart rhythm testing, checking for medical conditions that could cause this- hyperthyroidism, adrenal problems- is needed. BP can feel like it is fluctuating and be normal. ...Read more

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What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

Less than 60: Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 149 over 60. Is the bottom number way too low? Or is lower better? Male 25 years old. 6 foot 3 inches and 320 pounds.

Blood pressure 149 over 60. Is the bottom number way too low? Or is lower better? Male 25 years old. 6 foot 3 inches and 320 pounds.

Need to repeat: If this is real you have a widening difference between top an bottom value should be 40 . May hve a problem with aortic valve. Need to see a md. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure all of my life, why would it suddenly jump from 115 top number to 170?

Low blood pressure all of my life, why would it suddenly jump  from 115 top number to 170?

Avoid stimulants: Avoid salt, avoid stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol nicotine and decogestants ( as well as illicit drugs) and stress. If it still happens see a doctor. ...Read more

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