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Normal Limits For Blood Pressure
My recent blood pressure readings are 186(sys) and 161(dia)
and my regular readings stay around 135(sys) and 110(dia).
What is highest limit for dia?
See MD: See md as your BP is high.Highest limit for diastolic BP is 89mm of hg! ...Read more
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
When is blood pressure high in a 78years old woman. She has had TIA and is under medication for hbp. What are the safe high and low limits for her bp?
Above 130/80: A safe BP is 110-130/65-80 taken sitting and standing. A TIA signals the need to know more about ones heart, bp, cardiac rhythm and carotid arteries. This merits a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including a history, physical exam, ecg, 24 hr holter test, chest x-rays, echocardiogram, and blood and urine tests. ...Read more
How does high blood pressure decrease levels of testosterone in your body and limit your sex drive?
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
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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