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My Bp Was 117 54 What Should I Do
26, obese (bmi 41), BP 117/76. Resting heart rate only 54-60. After exercise it hardly raises. Had normal ecg/stress test last year. Is this normal?
Not necessarily: As your heart rate should augment (increase) during exercise. In fact, for a stress test to be considered truly diagnostic it is defined by the you achieving a certain heart rate. If your heart rate doesn't increase either you had non-diagnostic stress test due to suboptimal heart rate levels or have some chronotropic insufficiency - as in an abnormal ability to increase your heart rate. ...Read more
Both: They're both normal and they're both legitimate. BP is a dynamic measurement that's changing all the time. It's a concern when the average is elevated over a few weeks. Yours isn't. Stop checking it. ...Read more
Varying BP: Your fall in your blood pressure and your increase of your pulse when you stand up seems to be due to some volume deficit. If you are dizzy when you stand up, I would go to the er and have your blood taken to see if you have any anemia, or any chemical evidence of dehydration. If you are not dizzy, discuss your BP meds with your physician, maybe their doses can be lowered. Good luck. ...Read more
It depends: First verify that your readings are accurate. Some digital machines are not dependable. If you are a young person (under 25) the readings may be ok. If you are older and taking blood pressure medication you may be overmedicated. See your primary care doctor and bring your machine with you. ...Read more
My BP is usually normal to low. Yesterday it was a high reading of 145/117. This morning it is 147/127. What can cause this to happen?
Likely: Depends on the intenstity of exercise. If your resting BP and pulse are normal, the readings during exercise are not a cause for concern. ...Read more
Pulse rate: At your age yes!Get a more detailed answer ›
If BP is 104/48 with 5 mg lisiniprol and 117/70 without medication. Do I have to even take med after des?
Depends: On why you were given the rx: but it seems to me, not likely. Speak with the prescriber. ...Read more
Is it normal or okay for my BP to go down to 99/66 pulse 68 at night laying in bed if my BP is usually 117/78 pulse 84 during the day?
Within normal range: It is typical and expected that the heart rate and blood pressure decrease at night in bed. Bradycardia is defined as heart rate below 60. Many people have heart rate into the 50's while sleeping. If there is a medical concern that the heart rate is potentially going too low, a 24 hour Holter monitor would provide continuous assessment of HR range overnight. ...Read more
My wife, 35 years old, getting fainted for a minute. Once she fell as feeling dark for a sec. Her sugar level ok. Bp is 97/54. Is it concern? Is it low
Syncope/near syncope: Syncope/fainting should be evaluated as there is a specific work up to assure there is nothing serious causing your wife's condition. Certainly, a low blood pressure (hypotension) is a possible cause, and 97/54 is on the low side, and may go lower at times even, so best to get her fully evaluated with a syncopal work-up. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm a 20 year old lady and for a couple of days my bp has been really low. My most recent reading was 68\54. I was wondering what I should do about it?
Check the cuff: If you are feeling well otherwise, you need to check the instrument to make sure of its accuracy. For example, try it on another person or go the pharmacy to get checked. If you are feeling tired, light-headed, or weak. Then you need to see a doctor ASAP whether the BP is truly low or not. ...Read more
My BP is always on the lower side 80/54 avg. I take metoprolol 12.5 mg twice daily...is it concerning?
Somewhat: Your blood pressure may be too low for optimal health. As a general rule, maintaining a diastolic (bottom number) of at least 70 on average, if possible, is most likely to achieve a better outcome in the long run. This is especially true if you have seen a frequent tendency to feel light-headed after standing up. You may need an adjustment of one or more of your medicines. Talk to your prescriber. ...Read more
My pulse rate always shows betn 90 to 120 per second. My BP betn 117/80 to 150/90. Help me to correct my pulse rate.
Pulse rate: Assuming the reported are resting pulse rates in the absence of significant cardiopulmonary or other medical conditions this would reflect probable deconditioning and would respond to the adoption of a exercise regimen involving sustained in aerobic exertion between 20-40 min. In continuous duration performed on a daily basis ...Read more
Is it normal at 54 on lisopril for slightly elevated BP to have a harder time getting erections and maintaining them?
Have BP so taking 5mg tablets, but recently feel dizinness and heavy head, ckecked BP at home found around 117, 65 / 116-75 confused wats problem?
Am on 25mg of atenolol. Most days my BP is just 120/80 and lesser like 115 or 117/77, must I take the 25mg daily on those days or reduce to 12.5mg?
Atenolol: You should take your medicine very day and don't play with the dosage. ...Read more
Trying to understand. Tilt table complete. Did not pass out, but 20 minutes upright my BP dipped to 77/54 and back to normal in a min. Bp avg'd 138/87?
You failed the test:
Positive tilt table test
you have autonomic dysfunction
increase salt intake watch out for warning signs of low bp
may need close monitoring and may be need of beta blockers as a start other treatments include midodrine, flurenef in severe cases
talk to your physicianmodality includes. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Diastolic measurement is likely inaccurate with ambulatory machine so follow the systolic measurement. ...Read more
Headache: Might be viral and not related to cardiovascular system. ...Read more
I am taking metoprolol 25mg morning and night. Now it is 11.31pm, about 4 of taking it and my BP is 98/63, pulse 54. Is this still safe?
It varies: How low bp can be tolerated by pt to be safe hold if he <50or sap < 120 ...Read more
On losartan 50mg as BP is high around 138/88 but for the last few weeks it reads 124/83, 117/74, 116/80, 117/76 and today 113/73, is it normal?
Yes, but...: Congratulate you on responding well to losartan, but make sure of a timely follow-up. Besides, it is essential to focus on weight control and healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onWeightControl. Html & in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Then you can work even better with your doctors for better timely care. ...Read more
Hi. My son who is 13, is recovering from second serious concussion has begun falling doen, with a short time of blackout, bp after is 114/54 bpm 53?
Seizure?: He may be having seizures. This sometimes happens after a head injury. See a Neurologist. ...Read more
My daughter has dysautonomia. She typically runs her BP in the 80s/50s. Today she's been going from 117/89 to 82/74 back to 110s/80s. When do I worry?
Higher BP: In this instance is reassuring & not alarming. ...Read more
Plz be honest should a dr that's pt has a HRT rate above100 all the time an a low BP such as last time 54/92 not have some kind of work up done, if so??
Needs evaluation: Hi. That is abnormal, and at face value, strongly suggests to me the need for a diagnostic evaluation. For clarification, the BP is 92/54, not 54/92. If chronic, I would not tend to suspect hypovolemia ("dehydration"), but rather other causes. If fluid intake adequate? Adrenal insufficiency can cause that. Are your blood salts normal? That BP could be normal. Also check thyroid. Needs evaluation. ...Read more
I have low levels. HGB 11.7 HCT 34.4 MCV 79 LYM 54.3 NEU 37.3 I am 22 years old, what can this mean?
Evaluation: You need to be evaluated and have more blood test Like iron, ferritine, Hb electrophoresis combs)to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more