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Normal Blood Presure Reading
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
High blood pressure 150/85. And racing heart rate 125. Blood work done, everything came back normal, CT scan is normal, and urine was normal.
Reactive: Assuming those measurements are at complete rest, and assuming the EKG shows that the heart rate is due to nl conduction (sinus tachycardia), then the abnormalities are considered "reactive", ie due to something else. Some considerations include: fever, anemia, pain, anxiety, XS thyroid, alcohol withdrawal. More ominous considerations: congestive heart failure, sepsis, DKA. This list isn't all. ...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
What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?
Yes: If that is your norm and you are not dizzy when you stand, then that is normal . If on the other hand you are a 120/80 kind of guy, and when you stand you get dizzy, then it is too low and you might be dehydrated or have taken an extra bp pill. So the correct answer is yes, but dependent on the circumstances. ...Read more
They do not: All blood tests are usually normal in patients with Essential Hypertension. They can be abnormal in patients with hypertension secondary to renal disease or other causes of hypertension 2/2 identifiable source. However any patient with newly diagnosed hypertension should get all the recommended blood tests to rule out diabetes, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
It depends: It is normal for ones blood pressure to vary from moment to moment. Check your pressure each morning, sitting and standing, for 1 or 2 weeks. The major determinant of a significant change usually is the amount of salt one ingests (for example, the day after a salty meal, one expects a significant rise in blood pressure). If ones pressure is consistently greater than 125 systolic, see your dr. ...Read more
Gravity: The short answer is the effect of gravity. When you stand up, your blood will "pool" in your lower extremities. The body has to increase the heart rate and vascular tone in order to keep blood pumping upwards towards your arms, neck and head. It is typical for the blood pressure to fall a little bit when you stand up; if it falls too much, this can be abnormal though, and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Stages of HTN: 120/80 or less is normal. 120 to 139/ 80-90 is prehypertension when all possible life style changes should be made to prevent hypertension. 140-159/90-100 stage 1 hypertension when usually one medication is started. 160-179/100-110 is stage 2 when usually two meds are started. Over 180/110 is severe hypertension requiring 3 or more meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My stress test looked good..No low blood flow. However, blood pressure was slightly elevated. Should i worry?
Bp: You shouldn't worry but discuss the bo with your doc, you may need treatment. ...Read more
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
120/80 or less: This standard has been moving. It seems that the lowest pressure that is tolerated is best but generally we prefer less than 120/less than 80. Over 130 sytolic or 90 diastolic is undesirable. ...Read more
Your BP Is in the: Low normal range (normal BP 100-140/ 60-90) and your heart rate is slower than the average (60-90). Ask ur dr if he would consider cutting down on the dose of your metoprolol. God bless u! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/abouthighbloodpressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings_ucm_301764_article.Jsp#maincontent http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/physicalact. ...Read more
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