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Normal Adult Blood Pressure
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
What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?
Does methycobol injection raise blood pressure in a previously normal person with normal blood pressure reading?
No.: Methylcobol is Vitamin B-12. It does not cause high blood pressure. If you were very anemic from a Vit. B-12 deficiency, once that is corrected, you may now have high blood pressure which was not noticeable before. However, a one time elevated blood pressure does not mean you have hypertension, which is diagnosed by elevated blood pressures most of the time not just once in a while. ...Read more
Yes: You may want to talk with your physician about why you'd worry about this -- i think you recognize your concern is baseless. Scientific medicine with lots of measurements generates a lot of numbers, and these vary tremendously. High cholesterol and high blood pressure may be present without your realizing it, but most other labs are guides to interpreting symptoms and mean little if you feel well. ...Read more
140/85 or LESS: Your BP should be 140/85 or less at rest. It is normal for it to go up with activity and stress. You should check your BP after resting for 5 min. Females typically have low bp. I would not worry about low numbers unless you feel tired or dizzy. Young, skinny, healthy females typically have BP of 90/60 without problems. ...Read more
My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?
No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...Read more
No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure immediately before the subsequent contraction. Diastolic blood pressure can never be higher than systolic blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does normal blood sugar vary by age? What are the normal fasting and normal after-eating blood sugar ranges?
Blood pressure: They mean that at the time they were taken the values were normal. They might mean more but more information about you is needed to say any more. ...Read more
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