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Doctor insights on: Normal Blood Presure Reading

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Is my blood pressure normal at a reading of 97/71?

Is my blood pressure normal at a reading of 97/71?

BP: As long as you are not dizzy, lightheaded that BP is fine. I believe you are probably on anti hypertensive medications. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure reading of 147/75 normal for a 43 year old man?

Is a blood pressure reading of 147/75 normal for a 43 year old man?

Blood pressure: The upper number of 147 is a little on the high side, but not terribly so. The fact that the numbers are odd numbers suggests to me that the pressure was measured with an automatic cuff. Manual BP readings are more accurate, and in any event one should not decide too much on the basis of a single reading. Multiple readings taken over time are more useful. ...Read more

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What is the normal reading for blood pressure on a personal BP cuff?

What is the normal reading for blood pressure on a personal BP cuff?

Normal For You: An "average" blood pressure is 120/80 which means 120 mm mercury systolic (full heart pump) and 80 mm mercury diastolic (heart at rest between beats). Many other factors enter into the number which makes it higher or lower, but normal for you. Example: athletes BP is usually lower, the elderly have higher bp's but both are prefectly fine. Find what is normal for you. Extremes are bad. ...Read more

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I took a couple of blood pressure readings and it went from 136 over 75 down to 120s over 70s and then doen to 113 over 70s is this normal?

I took a couple of blood pressure  readings and it went from 136 over 75 down to 120s over 70s  and then doen to 113 over 70s is this normal?

Totally!: BP usually falls as you keep taking because the act of taking it raises it! As you become more relaxed and your involuntary nervous system settles down, your BP falls. Note: All of your readings are normal! Congratulations! ...Read more

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Hello I'm a 27 year old female good health recently had my blood pressure checked and the reading have been low 90/55 my recent 93/55 is this normal ?

Hello I'm a 27 year old female good health recently had my blood pressure checked and the reading have been low 90/55 my recent 93/55 is this normal ?

Likely benign: If you have no other medical conditions and no symptoms that blood pressure is fine. Other symptoms would include lightheadedness, particularly when you are getting up. Other medical conditions would include known valvular heart disease or hormonal disease. If you have no other symptoms I wouldn't be concerned. If you develop symptoms or something changes, contact a health care provider. ...Read more